Thursday, 17 February 2011

Des livres, encore des livres... et quelques dorures


Step inside the main public library and... well if you're anything like me regarding books, then you'll like it I'm sure! This, incidentally, is not where you take out books, it's merely the collection!
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Entrez avec moi et... si comme moi vous aimez les livres, vous allez adorer je pense. Evidemment, ceci n'est pas l'endroit où l'on emprunte des livres mais la partie collection !

36 comments:

andrew1860 said...

Wow I love all of the carving and gold leaf!!!!

Kay L. Davies said...

It's so beautiful!
My husband just came home with $60 worth of books about France. I don't know when he's going to read them as we'll be in Europe in a month! I think he's getting excited.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

SRQ said...

Oooh....tres jolie! What a stunning library. I could spend a few hours enjoying that place.

Becky said...

WOW! I would LOVE to wander in here. What a lovely place to take photographs. Thank you so much for sharing this, Ciel...I'm loving the tour!

Magpie said...

It's so ornate and rich looking. I can just imagine what it smells like too. There is nothing like the smell of a library full of real honest to goodness books.

bfarr said...

Ahh, the smell of leather bindings. I love to read and I love books. Wonderful shot.

Jack said...

This library is breathtaking, Ciel.

And, yes, the BBQ is a book. Can't you tell?

Bob Crowe said...

Now that is a library fit for a king (if, in fact, the king ever cracked a book). The outside does not prepare you for the spectacular interior.

Woody said...

Where to start? I mean, that's a lotta books! I'd need to stop and take some photos too.

Olivier said...

la bibliothèque est impressionnante, et elle fait rêver. En plus l’entrée fait très solennelle , cela doit faire un choc quand on découvre cette pièce

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

The long arched hallway is stunning... all of it is beautiful and merci for taking us on this tour!

Bises,
G

T. Becque said...

I love books, this would be heaven!

Thirtytwo degrees said...

J'aime les livres aussi! Magnifique! ou J'adore les livres!
Qui est parfait?

Dave said...

A wonderful collection of books, I wonder if they are used though. Did you ever get to Haye on Wye when you were in the UK. A town right up your street.

Small City Scenes said...

My goodness that's beautiful.
I was at the library yesterday. Stanwood library is about the size of my living and dininr rooms combined.
When you were in Seattle did you go to the new library there? I hear it is amazing. MB

Cezar and Léia said...

I agree with Genie, the first shot composition is magnificent!
Imagine how many treasures inside this library!
Léia

Gunn said...

Public library..... ?
WOW.
This is like a ROYAL private library.
ELEGANT!

ALAIN said...

La famille Truffaut (le jardinier, pas le cinéaste) est originaire de Versailles !
Sais tu qu'elle est la question que l'on pose le plus souvent aux bibliothécaires ?
C'est "Où sont les toilettes ?"

Dina said...

Elegant.
You'd need a tall ladder to browse there.

VP said...

Beautiful, but somewhat intimidating...

brattcat said...

Just the sight of it makes my heart beat faster with eager anticipation.

Malyss said...

On dirait ma bibli perso ^-^
Veuuuuuu y aller!tant de livres, tant de merveilles, c'est trop beau!

Bergson said...

mais peut on les voler ?

Loree said...

I would love it there I am sure.

Halcyon said...

Wow! It's beautiful in there.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Lovely photos----and the music, I'm instantly transported to the Galerie des Glaces!

EG Wow said...

Lovely room! I am very fond of books. :)

Small City Scenes said...

Hiya,
What does this mean?
Methinks your feed has a lil' problem...
MB

Leif Hagen said...

Would they let me in there without a suit and necktie or tuxedo?!

Randy said...

How did I miss you yesterday! Wow my days are just running together. Wonderful looking library.

SKIZO said...

Thank you for sharing
This Wonderful work with us
Good creations

Chuck Pefley said...

Love those endless doorways! Thanks for your musical treats each time I visit, too!

Marguerite-marie said...

c'est trop beau!!!pour parler djeun's
on peut les consulter?
bises de Bretagne

Francisca said...

I can smell this room. Breathing in deeply... And that hallway is so very Versailles...

James said...

What a beautiful place! I love looking down the hall in the top photo.

Sharon Van Lieu said...

This has to be be the best library EVER!!

Thank you for posting these, Ciel. They are wonderful! I especially enjoyed the composition of the first, looking through all those doors.

Sharon