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hutch0
Date: 2008-04-10 23:15
Subject: for selkie
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This is Selexys Dominicanen.




It's a bookshop in Maastricht housed in a 13th Century Dominican church.




I think, after The Vortex Of The Weird (TM), it may be the loveliest bookshop in the world.




But I bet they still get people coming in with Liquid Skin all over them...
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RealThog
User: realthog
Date: 2008-04-10 22:36 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

Pam found the Beeb (or was it NYT?) slideshow of the shop the other day.

I told her I wanted it -- the shop. To live in.

Somewhere we have a collection of photos of the world's most beautiful libraries. If you're really, really good, we might send it to you . . .
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-04-10 22:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
They can't be as beautiful as this bookshop. It's made me want to go to Maastricht, and it isn't often that you'll see me type that phrase.
There was an article about it in the Guardian yesterday, but it appears to have been removed from the paper's website. This is the cached Google version.
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RealThog
User: realthog
Date: 2008-04-10 22:45 (UTC)
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"They can't be as beautiful as this bookshop."

You wanna bet? I mean, the bookshop's up there in the top 20 or so, but . . .

Someone's done a book of photos of the world's yummiest libraries. Unfortunately it costs more than we can spend . . .
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-04-10 22:51 (UTC)
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Top five.
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RealThog: 'Ronica
User: realthog
Date: 2008-04-12 20:03 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:'Ronica

Two sites where you can see photos of beautiful libraries are:

http://www.boredstop.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=156

and

http://thenonist.com/index.php/thenonist/permalink/hot_library_smut/

These sites might be of interest to pastorbear and selkie, too, I'm thinking, so I'll repost this comment as a Reply to one each of their comments to draw their attention.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-04-13 20:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I visited the library at Alencon many many years ago - we had an exchange programme with a school there - but I was only about fifteen and it made not the slightest impression on me.
My favourite of all of these is Chethems Library in Manchester - very dark Satanic mills.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-04-10 22:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Actually, am I the first person here to think that Selexys Dominicanen is a brilliant character name?
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-04-11 20:45 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Actually, the bookshop in your area looks pretty good, too.
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RealThog: 'Ronica
User: realthog
Date: 2008-04-12 20:03 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:'Ronica


Two sites where you can see photos of beautiful libraries are:

http://www.boredstop.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=156

and

http://thenonist.com/index.php/thenonist/permalink/hot_library_smut/

These sites might be of interest to pastorbear and selkie, too, I'm thinking, so I'll repost this comment as a Reply to one each of their comments to draw their attention.
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(no subject) - (Anonymous)
RealThog
User: realthog
Date: 2008-04-14 15:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

"I must have been near the Bodleian because I was in Oxford and went to the museum."

I lived in Oxford for a couple of years and never visited the main hall of the Bod. I did, however, at one stage spend a happy few hours in one of their basements going through a folio of original drawings by Michelangelo. I was terrified I might sneeze! In truth, it was an awe-inspiring experience: the great man had held in his hands these very same sheets of paper I was holding in mine . . .
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-04-14 22:20 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Years ago, on the French exchange thing I mentioned, the family of the French student I was staying with took me on a visit to the chateaux on the Loire. At Amboise we went into a chapel and his father pointed at a slab in the floor and said, "Da Vinci." Which was, apparently, where he was buried. That did make me feel rather strange.
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jmward14: LizSmall
User: jmward14
Date: 2008-04-11 01:56 (UTC)
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I really like the idea of reconsecrating a church as a temple of learning--Hagia Sofia for real.
Hugs and smiles,
Jean Maire
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-04-11 20:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It is a thought, isn't it? That never occurred to me.
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Kat
User: artykat
Date: 2008-04-11 19:03 (UTC)
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OMG OMG OMG I want to be there. I'm like Thog, I want to LIVE there (with all the books). This is absolutely breathtaking. And I agree with quietselkie, I wonder about the heating bill too!

thanks for sharing!
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-04-11 20:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It is pretty nice, isn't it?
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Kat: laughing goat
User: artykat
Date: 2008-04-11 23:52 (UTC)
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Keyword:laughing goat
Said in true British understatement.

yes, it is pretty nice!
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RealThog: 'Ronica
User: realthog
Date: 2008-04-12 20:04 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:'Ronica


Two sites where you can see photos of beautiful libraries are:

http://www.boredstop.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=156

and

http://thenonist.com/index.php/thenonist/permalink/hot_library_smut/

These sites might be of interest to pastorbear and selkie, too, I'm thinking, so I'll repost this comment as a Reply to one each of their comments to draw their attention.
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Kat: original search engine
User: artykat
Date: 2008-04-12 21:53 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:original search engine
WOW, what wonderful pictures!

In those libraries, one would be afraid to cough or to even whisper, as the sounds would reverberate.

thanks for sharing!

Edited at 2008-04-12 09:53 pm (UTC)
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calcinations
User: calcinations
Date: 2008-04-12 10:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
MMM, medieval architecture.
Still needs more books in it though, but then the building is so large it is quite hard.

There's a 2nd hand bookshop in Inverness in an ex church, and that has a shedload of books in it, IIRC.
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