16 December 2013

14: Library of dreams

I guess that most little girls, when watching the Beauty and the Beast, wished for an everlasting love story. But I think the library that Beast gave to Belle was pretty damn brilliant and equally desirable, too.



Last month something remotely similar crossed my eyes in Vienna, and I wish to share a few glimpses with you. I had never seen a library of this magnitude so it was a true delight for a bookworm, although touching the books and climbing the stairs was strictly prohibited. I'd take a smaller version of this in my home anytime! ♥


Celestial globe by Vincenzo Coronelli, 1693
Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna

38 comments:

  1. Ihan käsittämätön ♥___♥ Kuin suoraan sielunmaisemistani varastettu paikka!

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    1. Oli kyllä vierailun arvoinen paikka, todella kaunis!

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  2. I'd take a library over a love story any day of the week.

    /Avy

    http://mymotherfuckedmickjagger.blogspot.com

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    1. Hehe! Sad but true; libraries also last much longer than most love stories. :)

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  3. Wow, that looks spectacular! All those books... *sigh*

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    1. Indeed! Too bad visitors aren't allowed to touch them. :P

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  4. I've always loved the thought of owning so many books a ladder is required <3

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  5. Oh I totally wanted the library! I love Belle because she was so much more than the prettiest girl in the village. She was self taught, outspoken, independent, brave and kind. She traded her life for her father's! And because she was true to herself, her dreams came true!

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    1. I agree, Belle was a tough lady and so much more than just pretty. Intelligent and kind, what's there not to like!

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  6. Minä olen myös toivonut saavani joskus Bellen kirjaston, vaan en ole vielä. Tuo kirjasto Viennassa on kaunis! Sinne ei sovi aku ankat tai rakkausromaani pokkarit, vaan kirjojen täytyy olla nahkaselkäisiä. Siltä minusta tuntuu :)

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    1. Siltä siellä näyttikin, ainakin mitä katselin niin kaikki opukset näyttivät vanhoilta ja nahkakantisilta. Tuollaisen miniversion kun kotiin saisi, oih <3

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  7. Wow - I'm going to visit Vienna in February. I directly but the library on my list. Thank you!!!

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    1. Oh, no problem! There's a small entrance fee to the library, just mentioning it so it doesn't come as a surprise. I wish you a wonderful time in Vienna! :)

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  8. So adorable, so enigmatic, awwww beautiful :O ! I love to explore libraries, especially old ones, they are so mystical.

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    1. You're a person after my own heart, I too love to explore different libraries. ;)

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  9. Ohmygodohmygodohmygod! Tuonne on mentävä seuraavalla Wienin reissulla!!!

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    1. Kannattaa ehdottomasti mennä tuonne! <3

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  10. I'm (hopefully) going to Vienna this Friday. :) I've been there a few times before. This time, a friend of mine who has just started studying there is going to show us some places. I wonder where he's gonna take us. I only know we'll stop at Christmas markets. :) Is there something else worth visiting you'd suggest except of this breathtaking library?

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    1. Oh, I wish you have a wonderful time in Vienna! I was there only for one day, so there's not much that I know about the place. Just visited a couple of places in the centre of the city and walked on the streets, so I'm sure you know much more about the city than I do. :)

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  11. Oh my god! That library! Great!

    x Dawn
    www.artofbeingweird.wordpress.com

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  12. Oon aina haaveillut omasta kirjastohuoneesta ja varsinkin nyt kun asun solussa ja kaikki mun kirjat lojuu sängyn alla, toimittaa kenkätelineen virkaa, on vaatekaapissa... :D

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    1. Kirjastohuone olisi tosiaan kullanarvoinen, alkaa omassakin kämpässä kirjat valtaamaan alaa ikkunalaudoilta, lattioilta ja milloin mistäkin. :)

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  13. I never dreamed about the love story, but the bibliothèque in the beauty and the beast is still in my dreams sometimes !

    What a somptuous one you visited ! that is stunning !

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    1. You know, I actually know where there is a library almost exactly like the one in Beauty and the Beast! It's in Austria too, but in Admont Benedictine Monastery. I neeeed to get there too someday!

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  14. Woah! Tää on kyl erittäin likellä sitä Bellan saamaa kirjastoa.. kyllä kelpaisi!

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    1. Vielä lähempänä on tuo kirjasto minkä vinkkasin ylemmäs, sävymaailmaa myöten. :)

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