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Taken in Helsinki University Library. Awesome place and worth visiting.

The famous Ephesus Library was situated to the south of the Agora. This elegant monument was built in A.D. 135 by Julius Aquila in memory of his father, Celsus Polemaeanus of Sardis, Roman Senator and Proconsul of the province of Asia.


This library is one of the most beautiful structures in Ephesus. It was built in 117 A.D. It was a monumental tomb for Gaius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus, the governor of the province of Asia.

One of two 'libraries' situated inside the outer wall of Angkor Wat. Although they are called libraries, they are more likely to have been some kind of religious shrine rather than manuscript/document repositories.


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Tyntesfield, Somerset, England.

February 2014.

Fujifilm X100S.

Dublin, Ireland

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Wow wat een prachtige ruimte!


My first image of the new year. Many thanks to Haringey Council for such a stellar new sign.




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And you thought it was my computer room. :-D


When we drove by Whitehern House in May we just happened to show up on a "Doors Open" day so we had the unexpected fun of touring the house.


Of course, it's always forbidden to use a tripod in these historic places but sometimes one can get away with a monopod. Unfortunately, I didn't have mine with me so most of my interior shots weren't usable, however, the library had just enough light that I was able to get this.


Take a closer look at the bookshelves. They came up with the best idea for keeping dust off the tops of the books: long strips of fringed leather. I'd never seen that before.




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In memoriam to Freddie Mercury and Fritz Lang's great movie Metropolis (one of my favorite movies).

Original shot taken at the student library in Göttingen, Germany.

Canon EOS400D, CS4


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Wilfredo Pietro, MONA, Tas, Australia

A shot of the New York Public Library.

I'm so glad the sun paid a visit for awhile today. It's cloudy now & sprinkling a bit, but it's supposed to come back tomorrow!


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And even should the cloud of barbarism and despotism again obscure the science and libraries of Europe, this country remains to preserve and restore light and liberty to them.


Thomas Jefferson

The Library, Birmingham

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Stockholm Public Library (Stockholms stadsbibliotek or Stadsbiblioteket), designed by the Swedish architect Gunnar Asplund, one of the city's most notable structures.

Library of Parliament, Ottawa, Canada

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The book shelves in our new home library. The shelves are Billy from Ikea. Now I'm just looking for the right armchair and carpet... :)


Hard covers to the left. Paperback to the right. Cookbooks and non fiction in the middle.

The New York Public Library

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The library of Celsus is an ancient Roman building in Ephesus, Anatolia, now part of Selçuk, Turkey. (Source: Wikipedia)

This beautiful library was built in memory of Shiba Ryōtarō, a literary hero in Osaka. It houses 20,000 of his 80,000 book collection, and the shelves are 11 metres tall!

We're currently waiting out typhoon Vongfong, which is passing by Osaka with less ferocity than first thought, but the streets are still deep in water.

Fortunately we're holed up with plenty of good food and drinks


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Liverpool Library adjoins the old Picton Library next to the Walker Art Gallery and opposite St George's Hall.In my opinion it is in every way equal architecturally to its much lauded counterpart.

Designed by Austin.Smith Lord


"The Liverpool Central Library and Archive Project is a unique and prestigious scheme within the heart of Liverpool’s World Heritage Site. The project provides a 8000m2 library and specialist archive and restores 4000m2 of Grade II* listed historic buildings on William Brown Street.


A new six-floor library, with an exciting atrium, will give the City of Liverpool a library for the 21st Century. The library connects to the historic Picton Library, the Hornby Library and Oak Room giving these areas a new lease of life and bringing them into public use. A new archive repository will provide storage for Liverpool’s most valuable collections and will include first class facilities for preservation and research. Procured through the PFI route.


The main objectives of the design are to provide a new building that supports the new service concept for the Library, provides a low energy efficient sustainable solution and proposals that reuse the historic parts of the building with the appropriate levels of sustainability."

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L'intenzione era fotografare la graziosa negoziante seduta sullo sgabello sotto le due vecchie lampade e sullo sfondo la libreria ma lei non si girava. Così ho aspettato un po' e quando finalmente mi ha guardato sono entrati in scena altri clienti ed è uscita questa simpatica composizione con le due amiche che si salutano e il signore a destra quasi incantato. Un attimo e la negoziante è andata via.

Explore: Feb 27, 2008 #248. St John's College, University of Cambridge. The library!

Stockholm Public Library (Stockholms stadsbibliotek or Stadsbiblioteket), designed by the Swedish architect Gunnar Asplund, one of the city's most notable structures.

Construction of Grinnell Library was completed in 1887. Grinnell hired a New York City architect, and supplied a list of architectural features he wanted to include. The tower is modeled after one he saw in St. Battenberg, Switzerland, and the way the second story overhangs the first recalls buildings he liked in Chester, England. More info at:


National Library - Canberra Australia.

Taken over the reflection pool - sigma 10-20.


I was a little peeved when I went to take this as there was a bright orange work safety fence at the top of the stairs (to the right). I desaturated this rather than try and clone it out, but it's still there...

Victoria State Library


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