|I have always imagined paradise|
will be a kind of library
(J. L. Borges)
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.
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.