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Friday and a Library

August 1, 2014


I have not been to a library this week,  although we plan to go next week; so I am bereft of a snapshot.  However, I have learned that the O Real Gabinete Português de Leitura which is in the centre of Rio de Janeiro, has entered the list of 20 most beautiful libraries in the world. We have visited this library and really is very beautiful.

However ,we also have impressive libraries in UK such as Liverpool Central Library mixing the old and contemporary.  The Manchester John Ryland’s Library with its neo- gothic structure and interior.

Which is your favourite Library? Is it beautiful? Why is it so?

3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 1, 2014 11:56 am

    I like the lit and phil in Newcastle as it’s just a little bit faded and shabby.

  2. August 2, 2014 1:58 am

    If you get a chance, check out the McKim building of the Boston Public Library. The Bates reading room is beautiful, there is a central courtyard based on a palazzo in Rome, and murals in the grand marble stairways by John Singer Sargent. There are some nice photos of the library on Wikipedia.

    • August 2, 2014 11:51 am

      Ohhh I will check it out … virtually at least … I would love to come to Boston one day …

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