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The World is a Book


...and those who do not travel read only a page.

--Saint Augustine


In the Old Library at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.



The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
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The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
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The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
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The World is a Book

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beautiful !!!!! gorgeous colors
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Dennis. I just love all the wood!
So many books. So little time.
That is a gorgeous shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Michael. What is it about seeing so many books!
This is so wonderful! I love the angle and crisp focus!
They've finally made a movie of one of my favorite books... "The Book Thief". I'm interested to see it: in the book, the story is read by "Death". So- how do you translate that?! I'll go see!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth. Now you've got me inrigued by that book. Hmmm. I guess Death would be the greatest book thief of them all, now that you mention it!
What a magnificent library Ginnie... your framing has brought out so many curves angles and rich tones....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Peter. It was definitely worth the visit!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Nov 2013, 04:39
WOW, this is fabulous. It must have been a treat to be able to visit that place.
Love the rich colours and the angle.
Great quote with it.
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, MLMA. I'm still pinching myself about that quickie trip to Dublin in early September. It was totally worth it. Nect time you'll go with me!
  • Paule
  • United States
  • 25 Nov 2013, 05:54
That's beautiful.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Paule.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Nov 2013, 06:05
Wonderful place.

Great photo of it, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, Ray.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 25 Nov 2013, 06:15
You have caught the immensity of this library from that angle, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Lisl. It is definitely HUGE!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 25 Nov 2013, 06:38
The place is awesome Ginnie, full of character & charm. I wonder how many books they have?
Ginnie Hart: It is definitely worth a visit, Chris! According to Wiki, c. 6,000,000 volumes.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 25 Nov 2013, 06:57
a great photo of this great old Library in Dublin - and books can be a world - books are essential in my life - and the loveliest hours I am experiencing every week is the gathering in my reading club.
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Philine. Where would we be without books???!!!
Now that's what I call a library!
Ginnie Hart: It is definitely that, Bill. smile
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun first rises in England
  • 25 Nov 2013, 08:01
What a fabulous library
Ginnie Hart: Definitely worth the visit, Richard! Thanks.
Oh I have been to this place.
How I miss Eire! smile
Ginnie Hart: I want to go back with Astrid and spend at least a week there, LC!
  • Gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 25 Nov 2013, 09:06
I have been to this fantastic place this year too Ginnie, quite a wonder. My life is a book but you can't peek at the next page to see what happens.
Ginnie Hart: I love that so many of us have seen this place, Chad. I promise not to peek ahead into your book...! smile
A stunning image Ginnie, the ceiling's a wonder! Looks like the world of books!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Martin. I'm such a glutton for all the wood, let alone the books! smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 25 Nov 2013, 10:01
Book me on a multi-page trip.

So many books and no readers i sight.
Ginnie Hart: I'm with you, Louis, on that multi-page trip. Traveling is in my blood...what can I say. (All the readers are way below!)
Oh, wow, Ginnie what a shot. That ceiling is beautiful and the books, well....... My absolute favourites wood and books.
Trinity College always reminds me of one of my favourite authors, J.P Donleavy.
Ginnie Hart: I'm exactly the same, Pauline...wood and books! To read a good book surrounded by wood paneling is my idea of heaven! smile It's hard to beat Trinity College, isn't it!
nice photo....
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Preyi.
Super shot,Ginnie,it must have been difficult to try and capture the enormity of this place,you did well.
Ginnie Hart: Most kind of you, Frank. Thank you.
  • helys
  • France
  • 25 Nov 2013, 10:57
Such a beautiful, majestic details of the rooftop
Great angle, graphisms, colors, lines
Like so much this moodsmile
A library is one of my favorite places
Thank you
Have a nice week
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Helys. With so much available online these days, let's hope and pray we never lose our libraries!
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 25 Nov 2013, 11:04
Fabulous shot, I could spend days there
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Aussie. I could, too!
  • Ruth
  • Michigan
  • 25 Nov 2013, 11:12
Just fabulous. I love the angle and composition. It's great to see a different view of this room from the "postcard" one.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sister. I was so "short of eyes," I didn't know where to start!
Yes, a fabulous library and still functional in this Web age.
Ginnie Hart: I was in the NY Public Library a month later than this, Tom, and was amazed by how many people were there...many with their laptops on the table. It felt so cozy! smile
Very nice pattern shot. This is one impressive library. WOuld like to see it once
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Navin. You'll love it if you can ever get there!
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 25 Nov 2013, 11:37
What a vision. I would probably shed tears being surrounded by so many important books in such surroundings. Your angle could not have been chosen better.
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, Mary. How would you know where to start!!!
I fully agree (& very fine picture)
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Nov 2013, 13:01
The trouble is that is I'm only around 5% through the book and I fear I may not reach the end! Mind you, I'm quite happy to miss out some chapters. I always wanted to be an "Old school" librarian who;s job it was go round saying "SSSSHHHH!!!" A great photo to show just part of the huge collection.
Ginnie Hart: But 5% for you, Alan, is a LOT! You are always traveling, it seems!!! But I know what you mean. And I can just see you as an "Old school" librarian...once you stop traveling. HA!
That is impressive, great library, in search of Ulysses?
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes. John. In search of anything and everything! Thanks.
This is fabulous!
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, Roland. Merci.
What a fine place, all those books, all that lovely wood, I could easily spend a day or three in there.
Ginnie Hart: Books and wood. Wood and books. Sounds like heaven to me, Brian. smile
Wonderful Ginnie! Wish I'd some more time to read...
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Wim. I don't read now as much as I used to but I'd like to change that, to be honest....
Some top-level research going on...
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeedy, Larry. smile
Magnificent capture Ginnie... As a matter of fact, my favourite band graduated from this college... smile
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Sudipto. Would that be U2???
  • elleplate
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Nov 2013, 18:36
wow!! Sooo many books, love the lines in this shot
Ginnie Hart: So many books, so little time! smile Thanks, Sarah.
What a wonderful place Ginnie! Great shot.
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Richard. Merci.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 25 Nov 2013, 20:06
is a source of knowledge!
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Oscar. And a sight for sore eyes! smile
Wow what a ceiling, plenty of reading material to go st here.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Martin, indeed. Thanks.
WOWZA! drop dead gorgeous!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Robin. And to think we were there together!!!
  • Emily
  • Canada
  • 26 Nov 2013, 03:22
Wow! What a grand library. I can only imagine how beautiful the outside must have been. And what a fitting quote .... there's nothing quite like experiencing the world yourself. smile
Ginnie Hart: The outside is not nearly as alluring as this, Emily, to be honest. INSIDE is the place to be here...and it's as lovely as it looks. Thank you.
how appropriate for this subject. great shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Ayush!
this looks spectacular smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Joshi. It really is!
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Nov 2013, 22:04
Wow!!! that is so amazing, I would love to visit there smile
Ginnie Hart: It's just a hop, skip and a jump from you, Cherry. Just do it! smile
Ah, book porn. My favourite type of porn when travelling.
Ginnie Hart: Isn't that fun, Michael! Thank you.
This is so impressive, Ginnie. What a magnificent library. I could certainly spend many hours perusing the book shelves in such a warm & welcoming environment.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Beverly. I could have stayed there much longer!!!
  • Emma
  • France
  • 1 Dec 2013, 12:42
Magnifique bibliothèque !!!
Que de savoir, que d'histoires, que de rêves elle conserve
pour le plaisir de nos esprits...

Bon 1er dimanche de l'Avent Ginnie
amicalement Emma
Ginnie Hart: Can you imagine the stories it holds in its hands, Emma! Indeed. Happy December to you. (I just wish I could figure out how to leave comments at your blog!)
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 5 Dec 2013, 23:08
Lovely shot of one of my favourite locations...
Ginnie Hart: You can be proud of this heritage, George!

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