zondag 18 september 2011

Trinity College


The Long Room, Trinity College, Dublin

De grote zaal van de Oude Bibliotheek, de 'Long Room', is bijna 65 meter lang en bevat ongeveer 200.000 van de oudste boeken van de bibliotheek. In 1860 is het dak verhoogd om de constructie toe te laten van het huidige tonvormige plafond en galerij met boekenrekken. Marmeren bustes staan aan elke kant van de kamer welke ook de oudste, nog intacte harp in Ierland bevat.  

The main chamber of the Old Library, the Long Room, is nearly 65 metres in length, and houses around 200.000 of the Library's oldest books. In 1860 the roof was raised to allow the construction of the present barrel-vaulted ceiling and gallery bookcases. Marble busts are placed down either side of the room which also contains the oldest surviving harp in Ireland.

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  1. been there in May...It's amazing! I would have spent there hours! :)

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