February 19, 2007

Bibliotheca Alexandria


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

8 comments:

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?
Jamila

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