SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Public Library will feature the photography of Fred Rossi from Dec. 1 to Dec. 29. Rossi, who has traveled extensively during the last three decades, will display 45 photographs of some of the places he has visited, including London, Rome, Copenhagen, Lisbon, Amsterdam, Berlin, Edinburgh, Florence, Stockholm and Reykjavik.

"I hope they convey at least a small degree of the great affection I have for the people and places over there," Rossi said. "Every time my plane zips down the runway toward take-off, I remind myself how fortunate I am to travel to places I dreamt of seeing when I was younger."

"I remember in the mid-1980s spotting a book of aerial photographs of Paris. On its cover was a photo of the two islands situated in the Seine, and I told myself right then that I had to see that place in person -- and I did, for the first time, in 1991," said Rossi, who has returned to Europe multiple times since then. "I’ve seen the fjords in Norway, hiked a glacier in Iceland, seen Michelangelo's David, heard about the Monster as we drove past Loch Ness, and set foot in my mother country of Poland."

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The Scotch Plains Library is located at 1927 Bartle Ave., one block from Park Ave. in the center of town. For more information about the library's programs, visit Reservations may be made at http://www.scotlib.org, email library@scotlib.org, or call (908) 322-5007.

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