Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Beautiful Libraries From Around the World





Up until the digital revolution a mere decade or so ago, books were and at times, still are
the gateway to knowledge. As such, they were respected and revered. Libraries were actually
some of the most important structures in any city. Built with love for the precious knowledge
they guard and offer to their visitors,
they can truly be mesmerising.

This photo series brings you a collection of the most beautiful libraries from around the world, many
of which were captured by
German photographer Candida Höfer.

On a parallel note, check
Faith in Humanity... Restored — Little Free Libraries From Around The World for much tinier versions of the ones you are about to view.

Trinity College Library, Dublin ― Ireland
The Duchess Anna Amalia Library in Weimar, Thuringia Germany
 
Castle Library in Detmold, Germany

Rijksmuseum Research Library, Amsterdam ― The Netherlands











Austrian National Library, Vienna Austria
The British Library, London United Kingdom
The Duchess Anna Amalia Library in Weimar, Thuringia Germany (2)
The Abbey Library of Saint Gall, Switzerland
The Marucelliana Library or Biblioteca Marucelliana, Florence Italy



La Biblioteca Nazionale Vittorio Emanuele III, Naples Italy




Austrian National Library, Vienna Austria
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University, Connecticut USA

Alexandria, Egypt - 2015
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt
Biblioteca Angelica, Rome
Biblioteca Joanina, Coimbra Portugal
Biblioteca Real Gabinete Portugues De Leitura, Rio De Janeiro Brazil
Biblioteca Vallicelliana, Rome ― Italy 
Bibliothèque du Sénat, Paris ― France
Bibliothèque Interuniversitaire de la Sorbonne, Paris ― France
Bibliothèque Interuniversitaire de la Sorbonne, Paris ― France (2)
Bibliothèque Mazarine, Paris ― France
Bibliothèque Nationale De France, Paris France
Bibliothèque Sainte Geneviève, Paris France

BNF Site François Mitterrand, Paris France

Boston Public Library, Boston ― USA
George Peabody Library, Baltimore, Maryland ― USA
Handelingenkamer Tweede Kamer Der Staten-generaal Den Haag Iii Netherlands
St. Florian Monastery, Sankt Florian Austria
The Admont Library, Admont Austria
The National Library Of Prague, Prague Czech Republic
The Old Public Library Of Cincinnati, Ohio USA (Sadly torn down in 1955)



Alexandria, Egypt - 2015
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt (2)



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