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11 Wonderful Libraries in Africa

We’ve brought you beautiful European, South American, North American and Asian libraries, so now it’s time for the most amazing libraries in Africa. 1. Library of Alexandria The most famous library in Africa is the Library of Alexandria — the modern tribute to the famed library of antiquity. Located on the shore in Alexandria near where the ancient library [...]

35 Absolutely Amazing Libraries

Looking at some of the most beautiful libraries in the world, like the Wiblingen Monastery Library in Ulm, Germany seen above, is truly fascinating. But if you’re like me, it might also make you feel depressed about the sad state of your town’s library. Link

The World’s Largest Indoor Photo: 360-degree Library Porn

Bibliophiles rejoice! Prague’s beautiful, 868-year-old Strahov monastery library is officially off-limits to the public, but now you can browse the spines of its books — more or less the sum of all 18th century knowledge — as if you were standing inside it. That’s because photographer Jeffrey Martin spent five days taking thousands of high-resolution [...]

The Strahov Monastery Library in 40 Gigapixels

Jeff Martin of 360cities has produced the largest indoor photograph ever: a 40-gigapixel, 360-degree image of the main hall of the 868-year-old Strahov monastery library in Prague, Czech Republic. Almost 3,000 images were shot over five days and then stitched together to make the mega-picture. You can take a tour of the picture, swing all [...]