o universo (que outros chamam a biblioteca)

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    Real Gabinete Português de Leitura, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, Oct-2011.

    This sumptuous reading room contains more than 350,000 books, mostly about the portuguese culture (it is the biggest library in the world about portuguese subjects outside Portugal). It was built in the Neo-manueline style in 1837 and is four stories tall, full of jacaranda tables and bookshelves, capped with a stained-glass dome and illuminated by an elaborate chandelier. Its unusual facade is stylized with sailors’ knots, seashells, and Moorish motifs.

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    Artur V.Iannini, Urbe Fágica, sma*, and 60 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Urbe Fágica 40 months ago | reply

      é quase fantástica!

    2. Carlos F. Turienzo 40 months ago | reply

      nice shot, congrats on explore :)

    3. BryDeeC 40 months ago | reply

      Amazing capture!

    4. --Steve 40 months ago | reply

      Wow. That is a lot of books.

    5. biranbig [deleted] 40 months ago | reply

      image superbe d'un endroit splendide

    6. pmcconst 40 months ago | reply

      This is Amazing and Beautiful

    7. marinela 2008 40 months ago | reply

      Magnificent composition !

      Congrats on Explore !

    8. jaffles 40 months ago | reply

      great shot!

    9. fitotorres 39 months ago | reply

      Amazing shot! ... love it!

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