Monday, 13 October 2008

National Library of Spain by Night


The Biblioteca Nacional de España (National Library of Spain) is a major public library, the largest in Spain. It was founded in 1712 by the king Felipe V (philip V) has The Royal Public Library it changed is name to National Library in 1836. It's current catalog is called the Bibliografía Española. It indexes some 6,000,000 books and journals, 25,000 manuscripts, and 240,000 rare books. Situated on Paseo de Recoletos it shares buiding with the National Museum of Archeology.

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18 comments:

Olivier said...

pour le thème du mois de Novembre, tu auras le choix dans tous ces livres ;o) très belle photo de nuit, j'adore ce type de photos.

the theme for the month of November, you will have a choice in all these books o;) very beautiful picture night, I love these photos.

Blognote said...

Gosh... You really have splendid buildings over there and that kind of lighting...!! Hai catturato questo edificio in maniera eccellente!

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

what i miss most about some of my past life in new zealand is the pubic libraries. hania has a great place for children to lend books, but not so much for adults...

Petrus said...

Very good night time shot .. looks an impressive building .

sonia a. mascaro said...

Linda a foto da Biblioteca Nacional de España. Um prédio muito imponente.

Obrigada pela visita ao blog Imagens.
Abraços.

Dusty Lens said...

I enjoy your night shot here with all the architectural details, splendid photo!

Lily Hydrangea said...

what a grand entrance! Photographing it at night makes it especially dramatic.

Eki Akhwan said...

What a grand architecture! The angle and lighting factor are also excellent!

Eki Akhwan said...

I like your photographs in this blog. Will put your blog in "the blog I follow" list.

JM said...

Wow! Another great shot of one more fantastisc building! Madrid me encanta! :-)

Mariposa said...

gorgeous..

Hilda said...

I love, love , love this photo! I love night shots and this is a fabulous one of a magnificent building!

Ivar Ivrig said...

Excellent shot of a beautiful building. Well done :-)

Louis la Vache said...

Fantastic night shot of this beautiful building!

My Life In Montreal said...

Can you please tell me what is the name of this type of architecture. Gracias.

magiceye said...

exceptionally beautiful!!!

the donG said...

very very beautiful shot!

Professor said...

What a stunning shot- and such a breathtaking building. I love libraries and I would be as tickled outside as in at this one!

And the night time lighting makes it look mysterious.