Thursday, 20 September 2012

STATE LIBRARY, MELBOURNE

The State Library of Victoria is the central library of the state of Victoria, Australia, located in Melbourne. It is on the block bounded by Swanston, La Trobe, Russell, and Little Lonsdale streets, in the northern centre of the central business district. The library holds over 2 million books and 16,000 serials, including the diaries of the city's founders, John Batman and John Pascoe Fawkner, and the folios of Captain James Cook, R.N.. It also houses the original armour of Ned Kelly.

This post is part of the Things in a Row meme
and also part of the Signs, Signs meme.










11 comments:

  1. It's a very impressive building with impressive contents. I'm a bit of a history buff and I always have admiration for people that have preserved the past.

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  2. A great place to escape in the heart of the city.

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  3. What a fabulous library! The building is spectacular.

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  4. I can only repeat what the others have written, Nick, what a fantastic, beautiful library!! Beats any library I've seen here!! The building is indeed spectacular!! Enjoy your weekend!!

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  5. I have a thing for visiting libraries whenever I can. I would have to put a day aside to make sure I visited this one were I ever in Melbourne! This is stunningly beautiful.

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  6. Great shots of an impressive building!

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  7. An impressive Library indeed and I love the shot from the balcony -- that's wonderful!

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  8. I love the shot from the balcony too!!

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  9. Wow! I had to wipe the keys off before I typed! I was drooling! That is a GORGEOUS and STUPENDOUS library! Looks like the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. I love all the shots! Thanks for sharing these!

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  10. This library has a beautiful design, and lots of light! During my training, I virtually lived in the library:)

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