WPC: Enveloped

4 comments
architecture, Stockholm, Wordpress Weekly Photo Challenge

Whenever I have foreign visitors, I like to show the Stockholm Public Library, designed by Swedish architect Gunnar Asplund, inaugurated in 1928.

According to Wikipedia, it was Sweden’s first public library to apply the principle of open shelves where visitors could access books without the need to ask library staff for assistance. All the furnishings in all the rooms were designed for their specific positions and purposes. Apart from Swedish titles, Its holdings comprise more than 100 languages with 17,000 volumes in Persian, 15,800 in Arabic, and 14,500 in Spanish. (And yes, Gunnar Asplund was the architect who also designed Skogskyrkogården, the Woodland Cemetery, in collaboration with Sigurd Lewerentz.)

The rotunda filled with books is my entry for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge Enveloped

Eva_stadsbibl2_web biblan2_web

Posted by

Beautified photos of Swedish everyday life. Graphic designer making pictures mainly in Stockholm and Göteborg, Sweden. Grafisk designer som promenerar och fotograferar. Och gör världen vackrare.

4 thoughts on “WPC: Enveloped”

    • I appreciate that, Stefano. There are millions of books in that library, enough to envelope a lifetime.

      Like

  1. Pingback: Display of Genius at Bodleian Library | litadoolan

  2. Pingback: Crowd Funding for StartingBloc Fellowship | shivansh chaudhary

I'd love to hear your opinion!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s