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 truly can be mesmerizing.

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

The Vennesla Library and Culture House, Vennesla Municipality, Vest-Agder Norway
beautiful library
Biblioteca Firenze, Italy
beautiful library
Rijksmuseum Research Library, Amsterdam ― The Netherlands
beautiful library
Biblioteca Wien in Austria
beautiful library
The British Library, London United Kingdom
beautiful library
The Duchess Anna Amalia Library in Weimar, Thuringia Germany
beautiful library
The Abbey Library of Saint Gall, Switzerland
beautiful library
Biblioteca de Florencia, 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)

beautiful library


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