Warning: you are now entering the wilder reaches of Jubilee fever. I wonder if Mrs Queen knows about the Dalek celebrations of her Jubilee? This is the City of Edinburgh Libraries Dalek at the Central Library.
Doctor Who is such a global export that I'm sure Daleks will be familiar to many. Just in case, you can read about them here. In a nutshell, they're an alien mutant race which famously invaded Britain despite their inability to go up or down stairs. I am of the generation which hid behind the sofa when they appeared on TV waving their little sink-plungers (sorry, death rays) while threatening to 'exterminate!' in their chilling metallic voices.
There is, I discover, a Dr Who episode called 'Jubilee'. This is all getting very in-joke-ish. The Queen and Prince Philip seem to be having a jolly time despite it all.
Apologies for the blue-ish tinge of the photos. I set my camera to 'tungsten' setting for indoor shots, but it seems that the light was half indoor, half natural light. The central lending room is a lovely light space. I'll remember that next time I take a photo of the library Dalek.