Thursday, April 9, 2009

For the Love of Libraries

As you all know, I am in love with books. Which means, I also love libraries. My cousin found this wonderful article that pays tribute to the most beautiful libraries around the world.

My heart seriously skips a beat when I look at these pictures. The architecture is amazing.

Here are a few of my favorites!

Abbey Library St. Gallen, Switzerland

Boston Copley Public Library, Boston

Handelingenkamer Tweede Kamer Der Staten-Generaal Den Haag, the Hague, Netherlands

Real Gabinete Portugues De Leitura Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Ok, I'll stop there, but of course I could go on and on. I need to start visiting libraries when I travel! And later this month when I am NYC, I am going to try to make it to this perfume store to check out their "In the Library" scent. My friends jokingly refer to me as the librarian, so I think this just might need to be my signature scent!!

Oh, and if/when I get married, I think this would be the perfect reception site for a booklover like me.

It's the James J. Hill library in St. Paul. Doesn't it look like the coolest reception site?

* Sigh* Time to return to reality and get back to pouring over numbers in an excel spreadsheet. I totally should have majored in Library Science. Too bad I've sworn myself off of getting anymore degrees...


Jess said...

Those are all beautiful! I know what you mean..there is something about libraries! You know what bothers me though? How much libraries have changed since I was little. Remember the days when libraries were quiet, peaceful places? Now, whenever I go to the one in my downtown, there's always someone talking on their cell phone or yelling at their kids. It's not good.

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Amber said...

Those are just beautiful. I've only really spent a lot of time in the school libraries, which are not so nicely designed! Haha.

Meg said...

i dont know much about libraries but those sure are beautiful... and abotu the reception site. i think you have found your place if you dont get married in wyndmere!!! :) have a happy happy easter! :)