Thursday, 23 April 2015

throwback thursday - TBT #7

today is world book day. april 23rd was chosen as the date since it is the death anniversary of Miguel Cervantes (author of Don Quixote) and Shakespeare.

i wonder what sort of a world it would be in the absence of books and libraries. the silence of a library is somehow one of the most soothing atmospheres to be in - a sort of surreal feeling knowing that you can choose to be in the company of the greatest minds of the world.

the image below is that of the Gutenberg's Bible, from the collection of the american Library of Congress in washington, d.c.

the library of congress is the largest in the world, and second largest by number of items in its collection. it is one place i want to visit just to see its breathtaking Great Hall.
Gutenberg's Bible, Library of Congress.


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