Friday, December 7, 2012

Fridays Finds--Library Visits

Recently I spent a few weeks in Ireland and had the chance to revisit a favorite spot on the Trinity College campus.  In Dublin's city centre sits the Old Library, also known as The Long Room, which most tourists happen upon after visiting the Book of Kells

The Long Room contains hundreds of thousands of Trinity College Library's oldest books and other treasures housed in two-story floor to ceiling bookshelves.  Marble busts sit at the end of each bookcase like sentinels, giving the room a scholarly and historical feel.  Circular staircases between the floors add to the architectural beauty.  The room is stunning, as you can see from the photo below.

The Long Room, Trinity College, Dublin.  Photo Source:

For me, no trip to Dublin is complete without visiting this cultural space.  I am drawn to its beauty time and time again.  Learn more about The Long Room via this link:  Trinity College Library


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