If you’ve ever been to Georgetown, you know that the university looks like an American Hogwarts. Healy Hall in particular has striking gothic architecture that looks like it’s straight from a J.K. Rowling novel. The exterior is beautiful, but the real gem is hiding inside on the third floor.
Now an event space that’s generally closed to the public, Riggs was Georgetown’s primary library until Lau was built in the early 70’s. It’s built entirely out of cast iron, and it’s incredibly beautiful. It’s especially breathtaking at Christmas, adorned with garland and velvet ribbons.
As I mentioned, Riggs is generally closed to the public. But I happen to know a man with a key. And it turns out, that if you ask that man really nicely, he will let you in after hours and let you take all the pictures you want.
Some of the books are over 100 years old. There was beauty hiding in every corner. It was utterly majestic and I could have gladly stayed all night.