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62 of the World's Most Beautiful Libraries

62 of the World's Most Beautiful Libraries
For the last couple years, Jill Harness has been rounding up the world's most beautiful libraries by continent. Here they are all in one place, in no particular order. Aside from being absolutely gorgeous, with two story dark wooden arches, this is also the largest library in all of Ireland. This library, completed in 1906, is fascinating for its unique combination of architectural styles. The Codrington Library of Oxford University was completed in 1751 and has been used by scholars ever since. The National Library of France has expanded greatly since new buildings were added to house the collection in 1988. 5. This library is located in the Royal Seat of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, the historical residence of the king of Spain. 6. The General Library of the University of Coimbra consists of two buildings: the New Building built in 1962, and the Joanina Library built in 1725. The library of the Dutch Parliament contains every record of parliamentary hearings and discussions. 11. 18. Related:  Library design

10 Very Unusual Libraries Beach Library Surf. Sand. Guests are invited to borrow the books (for free) and leave their own for others to read. Library on a Public Bus Brazilian bus collector Antonio da Conceição Ferreira, 42, is an example of how a little cooperation and generosity can make a big difference in people's lives. 11 years ago, he was inspired by his love for reading to create Culture on the Bus, transforming the bus he rides into a small library. A current resident of Brasilia, Brazil's capital, Antonio offers about 15 titles on a shelf inside the bus everyday and lends those books to passengers of the line. When he started, Antonio carried a cardboard box full of books to the bus and wrote down the names of the passengers who took them out. Mailbox Library Running a library is easier than you think. There are 300 or 400 Little Free Libraries in operation across 24 states and eight countries — according to co-founder Rick Brooks. Want to start your own? Phone Booth Library Mule Library Booth Library

This is What a Librarian Looks Like Synesthesia and the Poetry of Numbers: Autistic Savant Daniel Tammet on Literature, Math, and Empathy, by Way of Borges by Maria Popova “Like works of literature, mathematical ideas help expand our circle of empathy, liberating us from the tyranny of a single, parochial point of view.” Daniel Tammet was born with an unusual mind — he was diagnosed with high-functioning autistic savant syndrome, which meant his brain’s uniquely wired circuits made possible such extraordinary feats of computation and memory as learning Icelandic in a single week and reciting the number pi up to the 22,514th digit. He is also among the tiny fraction of people diagnosed with synesthesia — that curious crossing of the senses that causes one to “hear” colors, “smell” sounds, or perceive words and numbers in different hues, shapes, and textures. Imagine. Sketches from synesthetic artist and musician Michal Levy's animated visualization of John Coltrane's 'Giant Steps.' Tammet, above all, is enchanted by the mesmerism of the unknown, which lies at the heart of science and the heart of poetry: Daniel Tammet. Donating = Loving

35 000 peintures à télécharger gratuitement (et légalement) 35 000 tableaux de grands maîtres en format numérique haute définition. C'est ce que vous pouvez télécharger sur le site de la National Gallery of Art de Washington DC, rapporte Au menu, des Van Gogh, des Gauguin, des Rembrandt, des impressionnistes comme Monet et ses nénuphars, Manet, Cézanne et ses maisons de Provence, Degas et ses danseuses, Renoir etc. "Les utilisateurs peuvent télécharger et utiliser gratuitement et légalement, sans limite, toutes les images disponibles sans demander l'autorisation de la Gallery", peut-on lire sur le site web, qui explique que toutes ces oeuvres sont "libres de droit", c'est-à-dire "dans le domaine public", si on traduit en droit français. Pour ce faire, plusieurs solutions: se rendre dans la partie "collections" -galerie française, autoportrait, musique...- ou encore directement dans le moteur de recherche si vous chercher une oeuvre ou un artiste en particulier. >> Voir aussi: les images les plus recherchées

Astana International Airport Astana Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport; (IATA: TSE, ICAO: UACC) is an international airport in Kazakhstan located 16.7 km (10.4 mi) southeast of the capital city of Astana.[1] History[edit] Astana's first airfield was built in 1931 on the outskirts of the town and was developed further after World War II. However, a new airport, which became Astana international Airport, was built 11 miles to the south of the city and opened in November 1963. During 2015, traffic increased to 3,366,560 passengers. Terminals[edit] There are separate terminal buildings for domestic and international flights. T1 – International Terminal[edit] The new international terminal (labelled "T1") opened in June 2017.[3] Plans for the new terminal show 5–6 new departure gates complementing the gates in the previously existing terminal building.[4] With the new terminal open, passenger capacity should increase to 7.5 million per year.[5] T2 – Domestic Terminal[edit] Airlines and destinations[edit] Cargo[edit]

German Libraries: A Portrait - Library Types - Goethe-Institut  “Open Bookshelves” is what they call those small libraries that are to be found out on the streets in German towns. Anybody can come along and either donate or borrow a book. They are open day and night and they have an ever-changing selection of books. Not even the rain can deter the people of Bonn from dropping in at their “Open Bookshelf”. There is always a constant coming and going at the stand on the Poppelsdorfer Allee, one of the five “Bookshelf” locations in the city. The basic idea behind these “Open Bookshelves” is as simple as it is ingenious – anybody can either place a book on the shelf or take one out without any bureaucratic paperwork, at any time of the day or night and on any day of the year. A library as a social sculpture The “Open Bookshelves” are the product of an ideas competition organised by the Bürgerstiftung Bonn” in 2003. “We have experienced as good as no vandalism or abuse of the books”, reports Nicole Schmidt. Come rain, come sunshine Something for the train

50 thought-provoking quotes about libraries and librarians You’ll find below a selection of quotes devoted to places and people deserving most attention: libraries and librarians. Libraries are essential in a process of giving citizens access to knowledge. In digital times they are needed more than ever before. Get your library card, and you’ll be able to borrow a print or electronic book, use free internet, or attend a course improving your digital skills. Most importantly, however, libraries are the places where you can expect smart and clear answers to even most difficult questions. As Neil Gaiman says: “Google can bring you back 100,000 answers, a librarian can bring you back the right one.” In times of the internet, everyone can visit a library without leaving home. I’ve visualised some of the quotes to let you easier share them in social networks – and promote libraries to a growing community of online addicts. Please share in the comments the library quotes that are missing in the list. 50 quotes about libraries and librarians

How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love “Find something more important than you are,” philosopher Dan Dennett once said in discussing the secret of happiness, “and dedicate your life to it.” But how, exactly, do we find that? Surely, it isn’t by luck. Every few months, I rediscover and redevour Y-Combinator founder Paul Graham’s fantastic 2006 article, How to Do What You Love. What you should not do, I think, is worry about the opinion of anyone beyond your friends. More of Graham’s wisdom on how to find meaning and make wealth can be found in Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age. Alain de Botton, modern philosopher and creator of the “literary self-help genre”, is a keen observer of the paradoxes and delusions of our cultural conceits. In The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, he takes his singular lens of wit and wisdom to the modern workplace and the ideological fallacies of “success.” His terrific 2009 TED talk offers a taste: One of the interesting things about success is that we think we know what it means. 16.

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