Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Library Eye Candy

BooksFor all you librophiliacs, feast your eyes on these:

http://curiousexpeditions.org/2007/09/a_librophiliacs_love_letter_1.html

Top Shelf (i.e., my favorites):
  • Klementium Library, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Biblioteca do Palacio e Convento de Mafra I, Lisbon Coast, Portugal (I bet this one was fun to fit on a library card)
  • Austrian National Library, Vienna Austria
  • Library of the National Palace of Mafra, Portugal
  • Real Gabinete Portugues De Leitura Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
  • Biblioteca Geral University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  • George Peabody Library, Baltimore, Maryland

Also loving because of the staircase:
  • Handelingenkamer Tweede Kamer Der Staten-Generaal Den Haag, the Hague, Netherlands (another one that would take both sides of the card)
  • Real Gabinete Portugues De Leitura Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

An accident waiting to happen:
  • Joanina LIbrary University of Coimbra, Portugal

How am I getting the books on the upper levels?
  • Biblioteca Angelica, Rome, Italy
Hmmm...
  • Riksdagen Library, Swedish Parliament Library, Stockholm, Sweden

Book dress code?
  • Bad Schussenried Bibliothekssaal, Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany
Appropriately named:
  • Trinity College LIbrary, AKA, The Long Room, Dublin, Ireland

Libraries that would make me dizzy:
  • Abbey Library St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Library of the Benedictine Monastery of Admont, Austria
  • Melk Monastery Library, Melk, Austria
  • Sansovino Library, Rome, Italy
  • Vatican Library, Vatican City, Rome
  • Waldsassen Abbey Library, Bavaria, Germany
  • Wiblingen Monestary Library, Ulm, Germany

1 comment:

Pamela McCarville said...

I'm sorry but I'm afraid a Martin Sister Library Tour is in order.