Ever dreamed of being in a library shown in Game of Thrones season 6 where Samwell Tarly enters into this jungle of books? Have you ever pondered about planning a vacation to go on an expedition where you explore the place thoroughly through its history from a different angle?
We at Stylewhack are a group of people who love to explore, read and like to be called as psychedelic in its most positive sense and we have come out with this list which is curated to give you an experience of a lifetime resulting an oriental’s impression left on anyone who goes through these mentions.
These are the most lovely, beautiful and proficient libraries world is proud to have, the places where these libraries are situated have a history and great locations to explore… check out these top 5 libraries one can go for this season, and yes, you can thank us later….
The Baroque Library Hall, with its rare gilded globes and spectacular frescoes depicting science and art, is just one building in the vast Clementinum complex. Legend says the Jesuits had only one book when they started building the library in 1622; when they were done, the collection had swelled to 20,000 volumes. Labels on the bookshelves are original to the library’s opening, as are volumes with “whitened backs and red marks,” markers left by the Jesuits. Tours run daily.
GEORGE PEABODY LIBRARY, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, BALTIMORE
The Peabody Stack Room’s five-tier soaring atrium has wrought-iron balconies and columns so graceful that Nathaniel H. Morison, its first provost, called it a “cathedral of books.” It’s one of America’s most beautiful college libraries, with a setting so gorgeous that weddings and special events are often held here.
CENTRAL LIBRARY OF VANCOUVER, CANADA
Architect Moshe Safdie’s creation resembles a modern-day Colosseum. You enter the Central Library through a huge skylit concourse, which contains shops and cafés and acts as an urban gathering point. Bridges inside the library connect to reading and study areas in the outer walls. Plans are under way to reclaim two of the building’s top floors from other tenants in order to expand the rooftop garden and make it accessible to the public. Open seven days a week.
NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY, (STEPHEN A. SCHWARZMAN BUILDING)
A grand hall lit by massive windows and imposing chandeliers, the Rose Main Reading Room stretches approximately two city blocks. It’s a required stop for visitors, who can also peek at murals by New York artist Richard Haas in the Periodicals Room. Free one-hour tours of the library are available 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. every day except Sunday; rotating exhibitions have included an original Bill of Rights and “Why Children’s Books Matter.”
LIBRARY OF BRIMIMNGHAM, ENGLAND
Birmingham’s new library, composed of a stack of four rectangular blocks (offset to create terraces), makes an ultramodern first impression. The façade nods to the city’s jewelry quarter with a pattern of 5,357 metal rings. One of its treasures is the more traditional wood-paneled Shakespeare Memorial Room. Originally built in 1882, it was painstakingly reassembled on the top floor to house the library’s Shakespeare collection, which includes copies of the Bard’s first editions. The Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai was on hand to officially open the library in September 2013. Open daily.