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Day 282/365: Stockholm Public Library [20181009|21:16]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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On the afternoon of my arrival in Stockholm, [personal profile] cactus_rs met me at a cafe after work so we could have some cheap and tasty risotto followed by a stroll up Sveavagan to the Stockholm Public Library. The building is nice enough from the outside, but it’s the interior that inspires awe. I would give a lot to be reincarnated as this library’s resident cat.

We arrived about 10 minutes before closing, so it was a bit of a mad dash round the place with my camera whilst [personal profile] cactus_rs hunted up a few titles for checkout.

Stockholm Bibliotek
View from the first balcony level toward the big clock. The time reads one minute prior to closing.

Stockholm Bibliotek
“Hiss” means lift/elevator.

Stockholm Bibliotek
Fantasy fiction, anyone?

Stockholm Bibliotek
Pleased to see there are two copies of Dracula available.

Stockholm Bibliotek
Lots of last-minute checking out.

Stockholm Bibliotek
Ceiling light fixture.

Stockholm Bibliotek
Display of unique book-binding styles.

Stockholm Bibliotek
View from the first balcony level toward the front entrance.

I can picture Dreamwidth's resident dragoncat librarian, [personal profile] silveradept, being very happy here indeed.

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[User Picture]From: becofoz
2018-10-10 01:06 (UTC)
You would like the interior of the State Library of Victoria. I'll see if I can dig up some photos to share with you. It's amazing.

Also, this library looks amazing as well. All the books!

Edited at 2018-10-10 01:06 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-10-10 08:26 (UTC)
That would be awesome if you have time.

All the books, proudly on display! No hiding the books. :)
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[User Picture]From: becofoz
2018-10-11 10:57 (UTC)
Towards the bottom of this set of photos. I think you'll be able to work it out ;)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-10-15 20:46 (UTC)
Those are excellent, thank you so much for sharing them! "Here is our perfectly symmetrical temple of books. Please feel free to read the books in the temple under your own small green lampshade. Also: ssshhhhhh."
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[User Picture]From: lab_jazz
2018-10-11 10:25 (UTC)
Does the library have a resident cat?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-10-15 20:43 (UTC)
No, I don't think so. It *should* have one though. :)
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[User Picture]From: meathiel
2018-10-16 09:39 (UTC)
Wow! Just ... wow!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-10-16 19:21 (UTC)
Even though there was only one set of shelves there that would've been comprehensible to me, I'd still love to go there someday for a quiet read.
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