• the light seems to favour this particular volume. i wonder what it is... - Sara Berger

The Splendid Library

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The Baroque library Biblioteca Joanina (King John's Library) it's a dream...My wish is to stay here forever..
I imagine Jorge Luis Borges shearching here the Aleph.

"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. "
Jorge Luis Borges

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  1. Fujur 98 months ago | reply

    Increible lugar!

  2. tangent 98 months ago | reply

    I've never seen anything like it. How fortunate for me that I get to see it through your eyes.

    We're in the age of instantaneous information retrieval. We are part of the infinitely expanding library, soular revolution, and it's digital.

  3. Lookfar 98 months ago | reply

    a book paradise :)

  4. Anders B. 98 months ago | reply

    I could live there...

  5. shadowbrush 97 months ago | reply

    What a dreamy and wonderful place! Hundred lifetimes worth going through the rows of books and breath the heavy scent of thoughts and history.

  6. *Zig* 96 months ago | reply

    Breathtaking! I so much would like to inside and well...just to be there is enough ;)

  7. mel-pin 93 months ago | reply

    I agree totally with Borges. Paradise is an endless library that contains everything and everyone, our lives,our laughters and our unavvoidable faults, all written clearly on thin japanese papers. We chose the titles.

  8. LowSpirit79 87 months ago | reply

    really impressive.. add√

  9. Coussier 82 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Coimbra Photography, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

  10. Willem Heerbaart 81 months ago | reply

    Breathtaking that's what it is, splendid light! nice to meet you and your work thanks to the Coimbra Photography group.

  11. Gurugo 80 months ago | reply

    Ah, Coimbra... Gosto de ver a minha cidade pelos teus olhos. :)

  12. jelens 80 months ago | reply

    creo que tendré que ir a Coimbra solo para ver esto!!:-))( y gracias*)

  13. //BWR 80 months ago | reply

    and now I've seen it in coimbra, 'cos I remember this pic !!!

  14. zenog 80 months ago | reply

    genial : )*

  15. soschulz 80 months ago | reply

    The library is really impressive. Problem is, they don't let you take pictures there.

  16. Choollus 72 months ago | reply

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

  17. abelalexander 72 months ago | reply

    this library is really beautiful

  18. Angie x 53 months ago | reply

    This. Is. Beautiful.

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