Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Wednesday Doorway: dans la cour de la bibliothèque municipale


Before we go inside: the main public library's entrance on the Avenue of the American Independence is strikingly beautiful (see it here). The inner courtyard isn't half bad either...
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Avant d'entrer : si le portail côté Ave. de l'Indépendance Américaine est somptueux (rattrapage par ici), côté cour les portes ne sont pas mal non plus...

27 comments:

andrew1860 said...

This is such a beautiful building

Kay L. Davies said...

Lovely courtyard, indeed!
-- K

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

T. Becque said...

What a library! I love the grandness (Is that a word? It suddenly sounds familiar and unfamiliar!).

Randy said...

What a beautiful entrance! You lead inside and I'll follow.

Bob Crowe said...

The space feels a little closed in, though, claustrophobic. I bet what is inside is gorgeous.

Woody said...

Magnificent entrance and courtyard. The keystones above the windows are phenomenal.

Jack said...

It is impressive that the designers added so much embellishment to an interior courtyard. For many buildings, that would be considered a fancy main entrance.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

The majesty of the arches and entryways is suited to this bibliothèque municipale...

impressive courtyard...

Bises,
Genie

L.D. said...

Another architectural beauty..One of the great things about your site is I can improve my French by comparing and contrasting your bilingual entries!

Olivier said...

les portes sont belles et assez imposante

Magpie said...

What a grand building. Those tall windows. Beautiful.

Small City Scenes said...

Are the books as big as the library?
MB

Pietro said...

Une ambiance très agréable!

Cezar and Léia said...

Very beautiful entrance, with huge windows and I like the symmetric lines there!
Léia

VP said...

I am curious about the twin coats of arms above the entrance...

brattcat said...

A grand building with a grand purpose.

Malyss said...

Je me demande si a l'origine, les portes occupaient tout l'espace , là où il y a maintenant des fenêtres au-dessus; C'est si immense!

Diane said...

Great photo and I love the new font! x

SRQ said...

And here I thought we had a nice looking main library in Sarasota! This is amazing -- striking indeed.

ALAIN said...

C'est étonnant qu'il n'y ait personne en train de fumer une clope.

Rob and Mandy said...

Superbe! Notre bibliotheque a nous est logee dans une ancienne salle de soins d'un hopital du 11eme siecle (5 patients par lit...)

Loree said...

I would say the inner court is beautiful.

EG Wow said...

I like all those windows to let in as much light as possible.

Becky said...

What a fantastic place for a library! Many places to read, I'm sure!

Thirtytwo degrees said...

How interesting..I missed seeing this yesterday so today I saw the interior before scrolling to the exterior. Proves that you cannot judge a library by its exterior, doesn't it? Just very intimidating in its beauty and charm.

Francisca said...

The mixed materials and colors on this building are quite striking.

Sharon Van Lieu said...

Libraries should be awesome and wondrous. I would enjoy roaming through this one.

Sharon