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Sunlight streaming in through the skylights on a lazy afternoon

Sunlight streaming in through the skylights on a lazy afternoon

the future of Apple…

the future of Apple…

The fox knows many…

The fox knows many…

Stateside Germans. Die Mannschaft! #GERvARG

Stateside Germans. Die Mannschaft! #GERvARG

I realize I’ve spent the last 4 Independence Days reading at Starbucks

I realize I’ve spent the last 4 Independence Days reading at Starbucks

atlasobscura:

THE LONG ROOM LIBRARY AT TRINITY COLLEGE -DUBLIN, IRELAND

Built between 1712 and 1732, the Long Room at Trinity College’s Old Library holds the collection’s 200,000 oldest books. The enormous collection housed in the long room includes a rare copy of the 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic and the 15th-century wooden harp in the library which is the model for the emblem of Ireland. 

The distinctive and beautiful barrel ceiling was added in 1860 to allow space for more works when the existing shelves became full. Marble busts of famous philosophers and writers line the central walkway of the nearly 200-foot-long room, created by sculptor Peter Schemakers beginning in 1743.

Discover more of the historic gems held in this beautiful library at Atlas Obscura…

(via erinmorgenstern)