Friday, 1 August 2008

Old and new

Spending a few hours at the reading rooms of the Royal Library in Copenhagen perusing a huge stack of books from the eighteenth century, I took a few photos of the 'old' and 'new' library, a synthesis of old and new, the new part being the so-called Black Diamond lopcated by the Copenhagen harbour.

As you can see, a road kind of intersects the library, and you can pass from one part of the 'diamond' to another above the road. Actually, you collect books on the part connecting the two buildings just above the road.

Inside, in the reading room, you forget about being in a modern building, as you are transported into the world of the books you are reading or browsing :-)

1 comment:

Nicolas Barbano said...

Anyone interested in the stunning architectural design of the Black Diamond might want to visit the nice 3D representation at Google Earth, found at latitude 55°40'25.01"N, longitude 12°34'56.74"E. The old part of the library is unfortunately not (yet?) included.

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