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I love the Antique chair
What a beautiful corner - the books, the chair, the mirror, everything!-- KKay, Alberta, CanadaAn Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel
Love the photographs on your blog. I would like to visit Versalles every day so, I'll link you to my blog!
These reflections are "well-read" and elegant... Sorry about the play on words but I could not resistI like the art hanging in the center of the books, too.Bises,Genie
A wonderful spot for a good read. Nice reflection too!
Nicely done. I could reflect there comfortably.
Wonderful capture. I could curl up in that chair for awhile and enjoy a good read.
I like your composition here. The solid chair offsets the expansiveness created by the mirrors. But why on earth is there a small abstract painting over some of the books?
I knew that, when Friday came, you would have a good and unusual reflection from the library. YOu didn't disappoint us, Ciel. Very elegant.
Another intriguing spot, makes me want to keep wondering and seeing more!
@ those who are wondering: that isn't abstract art, it's leather for binding (part of the binding exhibition).
I'm glad you added the comment. I was searching everywhere for leather. Cool!
May I ask ( Permettez moi) how do the patrons dress for such elegance? Is casual wear acceptable? Or are we seeing special exhibits? The rare book room here is closed to the public and must be reserved to use or read a book. I did read a book on Louis XIV in the Phoenix rare book room. I had three/four hours to read the book as fast as I could.
@ 32°: There is no dress code, it was a Saturday afternoon and jeans were fine! This room isn't closed to the public, but the bookbinding exhibition (more of it in the coming days) is now closed. If you want to take out a book to read as in every library, you won't go here but to the booklending department in an altogether different part of the building.@ Bergson who yesterday asked if the books could be stolen: there's fine chicken wire everywhere!Bergson, tu demandais s'ils pouvaient être volés : tous les livres se trouvent derrière un fin grillage invisible sur les photos.
I love that chair dear Ciel!Wonderful capture!Léia
a wonderful photo. I love old books
J'aime ce mot: "se mirer"! ça va bien avec l'élégance du lieu.Y avait-il une légère odeur de vieux cuir flottant dans l'air?..
Les livres sont de vrais nids à poussière c'est pourquoi les vitres je les aime bien aussi devant eux...Ils sont aussi faits pour être manipulés, j'adore les biblis à étages et à échelle...
Those old books look too serious to be conceited...
It would be impossible for me to read or study here, there are far too many fascinating distractions.
P.S. I have a title for the book. "How to get lucky for $3" :-)
Ciel, this image tugs at my heart. So beautiful, so elegant, so proud.
A cozy nook!
Now that is the kind of chair that should be in all public libraries. Usually, it's the standard hard wooden cair. Great photo! thanks...
Another perfect reflection. I have really enjoyed this library series. What a wonderful place to visit!
I do love libraries and your series has been terrific! This is another marvelous reflection in such a fantastic place! Thanks for sharing, Ciel! Hope you have a lovely weekend!Sylvia
How unusual to see the leather swatches in orange and pink... typically only brown is used... although I do have a leather cover with 24 karat goldleaf that is reddish. That mirror gives the room... well... more room.
Une bibilothèque sans fin : le rêve...
I would love to sit in that chair and read. A beautiful image!
I'd love to go there to find reflections, books or both. This is so much nicer than the library here.
Fine chicken wire?! No kidding!
Great reflection and a great series, Ciel. What a marvelous library you have. There is a very impressive one here, I'll have to get some shots of it.Sharon
Imposante, austère luxueuse, cette bibliothèque... J'imagine qu'elle doit paraître encore plus imposante à la lueur de ces reflets de miroir lui ajoutant de la profondeur en perspective...
What a lovely shot. i would love to be sitting there in that corner reading a good book. Great reflection shot.
I was surprised that this is a public library. Assumed it was part of the palace. It is so elegant that I guess homeless people do not spend the day in your libraries to stay warm.
I like that the reflection shows more than the... er, original? Beautiful!
I really like how the chair is so incongruous with the rest of the photo. Everything else is straight lines - mirror, books, hanging framed bunch of rectangles, shelves, etc. But the chair is ROUND. Love it. Very artistic shot.
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