March 11, 2011

Libraries, Libraries... and More Libraries Volume III

I love all these amazingly decadent libraries, they feel like they should belong in another time. They did once!

Have you been to any of these?

Biblioteca Geral University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal    found here  
Strahov Theological Hall - Original Baroque Cabinet  found here
Duke of Humphrey’s Library, Bodleian, Oxford University, England   found here  
Just Look at the roof!!!

Hereford Cathedral Chained Library, Hereford, England (Rare books were once kept chained to the bookshelf to prevent stealing.)  found here
Melk Monastery Library, Melk, Austria       found here
Aren't these libraries astonishing!!??

1 comment:

Anna said...

i LOVE libraries, those are beautiful ones.
the chained books remind me of the restricted section of the Hogwarts library.

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