Tuesday, 3 March 2015

AT THE STATE LIBRARY

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.

The landmark Domed Reading Room, which opened in 1913 and was designed by Norman G. Peebles. Its octagonal space was designed to hold over a million books and up to 600 readers. It is 34.75 m in both diameter and height, and its oculus is nearly 5 m wide. The dome was the largest of its type in the world on completion.

This post is a part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.





6 comments:

  1. Grand library!
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  2. Such a pretty place and you found some great reds.

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  3. That's a really cool workspace. I like your photos a lot!
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/03/its-official-im-sick-of-winter.html

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  4. ahhhhhhhhh the years I spent in that place, both as a uni student in the 1960s and as a researcher in the 1975-1995 era. Loved it then and I love it now.

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  5. Great stots! I like last one.

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  6. Quintessentially Melbourne Nick

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