Masonic Library Stacks

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    I love the smell of wood, the sight of books and the sound of a silent library.

    The library at the Masonic House of Temple in Washington DC is the oldest library open to the public in the DC area. It has been available to everyone free of charge since 1888.

    Annene von Durchgerockt, wilthaihui, and 78 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. lindley ashline [MOVED to lindley ♫] 84 months ago | reply

      The lines in this are just spectacular.

    2. musicmuse_ca 84 months ago | reply

      Thanks so much!

    3. Cosoko 84 months ago | reply

      Books, books and more books. Ahh to read them all!
      Way to go Mom, winning lots of awards.

    4. musicmuse_ca 84 months ago | reply

      @Cosoko: Ah you would go crazy here, CJ. If you get posted to DC, I know you will enjoy seeing this place for yourself. But plan to spend lots of time....

    5. DCist 83 months ago | reply

      This photo is Photo of the Day on DCist, June 12, 2007.

    6. musicmuse_ca 83 months ago | reply

      Hey, thanks so much for featuring this shot! :)

    7. Helga's Lobster Stew 83 months ago | reply

      Nice one, seen on DCist! I was there last year:
      The Stacks
      but I only caught half of the tour, and I'd like to go back again sometime soon with my new (old) Minolta X-370!

    8. musicmuse_ca 83 months ago | reply

      Thanks Helga! It is definitely worth seeing the whole place. Thanks

    9. gb3 photography 82 months ago | reply

      nice very very nice

    10. musicmuse_ca 82 months ago | reply

      thanks again! I appreciate it.

    11. Schlüsselbein2007 75 months ago | reply

      How majestic. I bet you could hear a pin drop.

    12. musicmuse_ca 74 months ago | reply

      It was beautifully quiet. Thanks for your comments!

    13. valentino * 72 months ago | reply

      bella fotografia

    14. joeperrin2121 70 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Masonic World, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    15. Wellington de Melo 70 months ago | reply

      I'd love to use this picture as front cover for my new book!
      May I?
      I'm from Brazil!

    16. NickWeiler 68 months ago | reply

      incredible!! I can't wait to visit the library myself!

    17. Indiana Jonsmo 63 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Library Beautiful, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    18. phashionarmy 58 months ago | reply

      Cool love it - I can't wait to go there myself! some day soon

    19. narcojloleptic_designs 46 months ago | reply

      Please consider adding this photo to Essence of Hogwarts. Thank you!

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