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The famous Ephesus Library was situated to the south of the Agora. This elegant monument was built in A.D. 135 by Julius Aquila in memory of his father, Celsus Polemaeanus of Sardis, Roman Senator and Proconsul of the province of Asia.

  

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Taken in Helsinki University Library. Awesome place and worth visiting.

Ephesus is the best preserved classical city of the Eastern Mediterranean, and among the best places in the world enabling one to genuinely 'soak in' the atmosphere of Roman times.

The famous Ephesus Library was situated to the south of the Agora. This elegant monument was built in A.D. 135 by Julius Aquila in memory of his father, Celsus Polemaeanus of Sardis, Roman Senator and Proconsul of the province of Asia.

Ephesus is located in izmir of Turkey.

This library is one of the most beautiful structures in Ephesus. It was built in 117 A.D. It was a monumental tomb for Gaius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus, the governor of the province of Asia.

In memoriam to Freddie Mercury and Fritz Lang's great movie Metropolis (one of my favorite movies).

Original shot taken at the student library in Göttingen, Germany.

Canon EOS400D, CS4

 

Metropolis - Queen - Radio GaGa

 

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One of two 'libraries' situated inside the outer wall of Angkor Wat. Although they are called libraries, they are more likely to have been some kind of religious shrine rather than manuscript/document repositories.

 

©Scott Foy

Mailänder Platz 1, 70173 Stuttgart

 

Architekt: Eun Young Yi

Eröffnung: 24. Oktober 2011

 

Quader mit einer quadratischen Grundfläche von 44 Metern Seitenlänge und einer Höhe von 40 Metern

Grundfläche: 20.200 m²

Programmfläche: 11.500 m²

 

"DER BÜCHERKNAST ALS FLAGGSCHIFF

Der südkoreanische Architekt Eun Young Yi ist ein Mann der strengen Ordnung. Nicht nur der Grundriss ist quadratisch, bis ins Detail regiert Symmetrie. Die Fassaden sind identisch und haben auf allen neun Stockwerken je neun Felder aus Glasbausteinen – die schuld daran sind, dass nun vom "Bücherknast" gesprochen wird.Einladend wird der Solitär mit seiner akademischen Strenge wohl nie wirken, im Inneren aber wartet Eun Young Yi mit einer bemerkenswerten Geste auf: Das Herzstück der Bibliothek bildet eine Art Kathedrale, ein kontemplativer und – natürlich – quadratischer Saal mit Lichtauge an der Decke. Kein Stuhl, nichts stört dieses gigantische Bekenntnis zur Leere und völligen Zweckfreiheit.

Wie bei einer Zwiebel schichten sich die Büchersäle um dieses moderne Zentrum, auf dessen Decke die nächste Überraschung aufwartet: Die Obergeschosse sind einer umgekehrten Stufenpyramide nachempfunden und das eckige Pendant zur Stadtbibliothek von Stockholm. Im Inneren überzeugt Eun Young Yi durch atmosphärische Qualität, klare Ordnung und ein Minimum an Materialien. Alles ist in zartes Grau getaucht, nur die Buchrücken setzen Farbakzente. Trotz neuester Technik und 200 Computerarbeitsplätzen steht das Buch hier klar im Fokus."

art Das Kunstmagazin, ADRIENNE BRAUN

The New York Public Library

The library hall, built in 1776 to designs by the architect Joseph Hueber, is 70 metres long, 14 metres wide and 13 metres high, and is the largest monastery library in the world. It contains c. 70,000 volumes of the monastery's entire holdings of c. 200,000 volumes. The ceiling consists of seven cupolas, decorated with frescoes by Bartolomeo Altomonte showing the stages of human knowledge up to the high point of Divine Revelation. Light is provided by 48 windows and is reflected by the original colour scheme of gold and white. The architecture and design express the ideals of the Enlightenment, against which the sculptures by Joseph Stammel of "The Four Last Things" make a striking contrast.

 

The abbey possesses over 1,400 manuscripts, the oldest of which, from St. Peter's Abbey in Salzburg, were the gift of the founder, Archbishop Gebhard, and accompanied the first monks to settle here, as well as over 900 incunabulae.

Wow wat een prachtige ruimte!

 

This building was used as a library at Angkor Wat long long time ago. Taken during our trip to Siem Reap. It is an HDR - 3 exp from 1 RAW.

 

Have a good Monday my friend.

  

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phototour in berlin with irgendwienet.

 

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This image was taken in the Old Library Building’s Long Room. (Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland)

 

The trinity college was founded in 1592. It contains the largest library in Ireland. The Library is also well known because it is the permanent home of the famous Book of Kells. The library contains more than 4.5 Millon Books as well as a lot of other historical writings and manuscripts.

 

Canon EOS, extracted from a single raw file. Unfortunatly I have not been allowed to use my tripod in there.

My other images taken in Irland can be found here.

The Wills Memorial Building was designed in the neo Gothic style by Sir George Oatley and dedicated to Sir Henry Overton Wills, tobacco magnate, by his sons, as a memorial to his founding of the University of Bristol. Work began in 1915 but was halted during the war. It continued after the war with spiralling costs and a workforce that included many women. It was finally opened by George V in 1925. The Great Hall, with its unusual hammerbeam roof, had to be extensively restored after the Blitz when, coincidentally, the University's Chancellor happened to be Winston Churchill. It remains an iconic building in Bristol, symbol of the University and I can highly recommend the "Tower Tours" that operate on saturdays. This is the library.

And even should the cloud of barbarism and despotism again obscure the science and libraries of Europe, this country remains to preserve and restore light and liberty to them.

 

Thomas Jefferson

A young user of Birmingham's new library enjoys exploring the exiting architectural space.

Inside the Palace at Mafra

The book shelves in our new home library. The shelves are Billy from Ikea. Now I'm just looking for the right armchair and carpet... :)

 

Hard covers to the left. Paperback to the right. Cookbooks and non fiction in the middle.

A shot of the New York Public Library.

This beautiful library was built in memory of Shiba Ryōtarō, a literary hero in Osaka. It houses 20,000 of his 80,000 book collection, and the shelves are 11 metres tall!

We're currently waiting out typhoon Vongfong, which is passing by Osaka with less ferocity than first thought, but the streets are still deep in water.

Fortunately we're holed up with plenty of good food and drinks

 

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Plateau Mont-Royal Library built 1895-1896, Montreal

 

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Stockholm Public Library (Stockholms stadsbibliotek or Stadsbiblioteket), designed by the Swedish architect Gunnar Asplund, one of the city's most notable structures.

Dublin, Ireland

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Library of Parliament, Ottawa, Canada

SMC Pentax-DA 21mm f3.2 Limited

Peabody Library in Baltimore.

Now part of my library is digitized. That was so easy.

The Library at Ephesus, Turkey.

Explore: Feb 27, 2008 #248. St John's College, University of Cambridge. The library!

Went up to the city the other day and got a few shots, this is the entrance to the library, If you were wondering the rope in midair is a sculpture on display. Adelaide, South Australia.

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