February 19, 2007

Bibliotheca Alexandria

The library in Alexandria, Egypt.
Covered in letters from the world's alphabets.


archer14 said...

That looks unreal! thanks, this is gonna grace me desktop today!

BuJ said...

wow looks amazing.. like right out of the Architectural Review.. beautiful!

I assume it's already built ya?
Looks very new.

Anonymous said...

Isn't this one of the best libraries on the world? Or the oldest? Or I am confusing it with something else?

ferramis said...

Looks really amazing. One day I might be able to visit those places you have already seen, maybe :)

Destitute Rebel said...

Great picture, always enjoy pictures and stories from your travels. Looks like a wonderful place to spend lots of time in.

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Hey arch! Ooh I'm honoured lol

Thanks buj :) It is definitely built... lol it was ready in 2002.

Hey Jamila :) It is one of the oldest and largest libraries in the world. The original was destroyed centuries ago but they managed to save a lot of old books and manuscripts.

Ferramis, well why not :)

Thanks D Reb :)

Umar said...

whoa! that's awesome!

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Hey there Umar! It's a beautiful building, really really amazing. You should check out global themes since you are into photography. The photoblog I started? www.globalthemes.blogspot.com