Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Beautiful Libraries.


Over on Richard Charkin's blog there's a debate about the most beautiful libraries in the world. For me this is it - Dublin's Trinity College. The first time I visited Trinity College and walked up the stairs to the library it took my breath away. I'd ask to take it as my luxury to that mythical desert Island.

5 comments:

jmb said...

I'm writing a post about the New York Library and noticed this post you had written about Trinity College library which I visited in 1960. It was indeed beautiful as I recall and I wanted to link to your post and then to Richard Charkin's post. Your link is working fine but for some reason I can't get a link to work to Richard Charkin's post which you obviously did. Most frustrating.
Although I am happy to have so much knowledge available via the internet, there's nothing to compare to real books in a beautiful building.
regards
jmb

Liz said...

What a stunning sight.

I loved New York Library too, jmb.

jmb said...

So Richard I have posted on the NY library and I did link to you and finally managed to link to Richard Charkin as well.
regards
jmb

Ellee said...

What an interesting debate. Can I also recommend Cambridge Univerity's Trinity Colege Library, designed by Sir Christopher Wren and famed for its unique archives.

I agree that Dublin's library looks superb too.

Are you applying for Led Zepp tickets, btw?

Richard Havers said...

I agree on Trinity College, it's a beautiful building.

Funnily enough I was just talking with a friend who is playing at the show and so I'm going to 'help' him that day!