Great Court, British Museum, London

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    The Queen Elizabeth II Great Court of the British Museum is the largest covered square in Europe, and opened in 2000. The dome was designed by Norman Foster. In the centre of the quadrangle is the Reading Room, opened in 1857.

    10mm focal length, slightly cropped, sharpened and level adjustments in Aperture. This photo has made #114 in Flickr's explore.

    1. Meremail 87 months ago | reply

      What a cool space. I haven't seen this before. It looks fascinating.

      Jim

    2. obLiterated 87 months ago | reply

      sh*t! it looks like an "artist's conception" of something that'll never get built...

    3. gato-gato-gato 87 months ago | reply

      Klasse Foto, gefällt mir gut.

    4. Katie-Rose 87 months ago | reply

      Great shot!
      Congratulations on Explore!

    5. escottf 87 months ago | reply

      Definitely been built - a great inside public space - even if there was a bit of a scandal when it was being built (wrong stone used). The great thing for London is that it actually seems bright on the inside even if it's crap outside.

    6. Stu Meech 87 months ago | reply

      Excellent shadows, such a classic view!

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      Seen in the interestingness archives. (?)

    7. stephenk1977 87 months ago | reply

      Thanks for all the comments so far!

    8. Fabiela 87 months ago | reply

      That;s a great capture! Well done!

    9. Luke-rative 82 months ago | reply

      looks like model...well done!!!

    10. Markisy_Brasil 81 months ago | reply

      Great shot! I love the shadows!

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