Weekly Photo Challenge: Lines

From Dublin.

The impressive architecture of the Trinity College Library in Dublin is perfect for long perspective shots.  The columns, rows of books, and curved ceiling  of the “nave” create some fascinating intersection points.  This is called the Long Room for obvious reasons.  It houses the medieval Brian Boru Harp in addition to many, many old, rare books.

The Long Room is part of the Old Library, which also houses the famous illuminated manuscript of the Gospels, the Book of Kells.

It also may look familiar to Star Wars fans as it bears a striking similarity to the Jedi Archives as shown in Episode II: Attack of the Clones.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lines

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5 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Lines

  1. Madame Writer May 1, 2018 / 12:06 pm

    I’ve always wanted to visit Trinity College Library! I’ve pinned so many pictures of it on Pinterest, and it looks so beautiful and old (I have a thing for old libraries). I never thought to compare it to the Jedi Archives, though, but now that you mention it, it does look similar!

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    • Mei-Mei May 3, 2018 / 9:32 pm

      I had a picture of it as my desktop background for a long time! It’s just beautiful.

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  2. saraletourneau May 3, 2018 / 12:09 pm

    My jaw dropped when I saw the photo. Not only because of the incredible depth perception you get of the library through that shot, but also the sheer size and number of bookshelves. I’d love to go there someday.

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    • Mei-Mei May 3, 2018 / 7:19 pm

      It’s like a dream haha 😀 Hard to imagine a more beautiful library!

      Liked by 1 person

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