"Man cannot discover new oceans
unless he has the courage to lose
sight of the shore!"
Friday, 18 November 2011
The Austrian National Library
The Austrian National Library was once the Royal Library of the Habsburgs, one of most powerful families in Europe. It is a baroque building and one of the largest and most beautiful historical libraries in Europe. Nowadays 200.000 books printed between 1501-1850 are stored in this hall - oval center of the hall. The Austrian National Library owns more than 8 millions books and objects. The library consists of State Hall, Map Collection and Globe Museum, the Papyrus Collection, the Esperanto Museum, old and precious prints and a Music section.
It's a fascinating building, with the content that will never be study in detail. But simply walking through the tunnel of books makes me feel like some kind of a great scholar.