Paradise Will Be A Kind Of Library

I have always imagined paradise
will be a kind of library
(J. L. Borges)
Postcard sent by FinnBadger (the USA), made of a page of a calendar. Stunningly perfect stamps on the back:





Postcard sent by Laura (the UK). It shows the ceiling of the library at Kenwood house.
The library was built by Robert Adam between 1767 and 1770, and it is one of the most famous neoclassical interiors. The central painting is by Antonio Zucchi, 1768, and depicts the story of Hercules resisting temptation with the sculpture of  'Glory' in the temple beyond.


Postcards sent by John (the UK). It shows one of the oldest libraries in Europe: the Bodleian Library, the main research library of the University of Oxford. With over 12 million items it is the second largest library in Britain after the British Library.

Looking west
I had received previously other postcards of this paradise...

This is also a post for Maria's linky party Postcards for the Weekend. Today's theme is Museum, university, library; see the contributions here.

15 comments:

  1. "I have always imagined paradise
    will be a kind of library"
    (J. L. Borges)
    What a great quote!

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    1. There wouldn't be any real paradise without books...

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  2. That quote is so apt for me! My partner knows he only needs to bring me to a place with plenty of books and instant elation it is! Thanks for sharing these cards. I'm happy to see another Oxford Uni card, different from what I have.

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    1. It would work also for me! :)

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  3. I love the quote on the first card! All of the cards are wonderful though.

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    1. I really love these pictures, besides the theme. The quote is so true!

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  4. Perfect cards for the theme! Interesting! Thanks for sharing and joining up with the linky.

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    1. Thanks to you for visiting!

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  5. Great variety of postcards for this weeks theme!

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    1. This theme is an ever favourite.

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  6. I like that first quote :)

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    1. Like everyone else here, it seems! :D

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  7. Oh yes I would be contented settling down in the Bodleian.

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    1. Who wouldn't? That's a real paradise!

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  8. Sure, library, book places... heaven on earth!

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Thank you for coming. All your comments make me extremely happy.