The Splendid Library

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



  • Ricardo A. 9y

    Increible lugar!
  • tangent PRO 9y

    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.
  • David PRO 9y

    a book paradise :)
  • Anders B. PRO 9y

    I could live there...
  • Julie PRO 9y

  • Holger Selover-Stephan 9y

    What a dreamy and wonderful place! Hundred lifetimes worth going through the rows of books and breath the heavy scent of thoughts and history.
  • *Zig* PRO 9y

    Breathtaking! I so much would like to inside and well...just to be there is enough ;)
  • mel-pin 9y

    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.
  • LowSpirit Antonella Colucciello 8y

    really impressive.. add√
  • Coussier PRO 8y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Coimbra Photography, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.
  • Willem Heerbaart PRO 8y

    Breathtaking that's what it is, splendid light! nice to meet you and your work thanks to the Coimbra Photography group.
  • Hugo Cardoso 8y

    Ah, Coimbra... Gosto de ver a minha cidade pelos teus olhos. :)
  • helena 8y

    creo que tendré que ir a Coimbra solo para ver esto!!:-))( y gracias*)
  • Massimo Fuligni 8y

    and now I've seen it in coimbra, 'cos I remember this pic !!!
  • Zé Nogueira PRO 8y

    genial : )*
  • Sören Schulz PRO 8y

    The library is really impressive. Problem is, they don't let you take pictures there.
  • Giulia Fiori PRO 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Libraries & Books, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Jenn Calder 7y

  • Angeline Alexander 7y

    this library is really beautiful
  • Angie x 6y

    This. Is. Beautiful.
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Taken on March 26, 2006
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