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Wooden shelves of historic books fill up the walls of the library at the Stift Melk in Austria, Europe.

If you ever want to read or do some research, the monastic library at the Stift Melk in Austria, Europe has walls shelved with historic books. Each book is stacked on wooden shelves with golden plaques that relate information about each section.Many of the books at the Stift Melk library are handwritten manuscripts from centuries past as this library was once a famous place for manuscript productions. There are two levels of walls filled with books as there is a balcony above where more rare books are shelved. Some of the areas of the library are not open to the public and to be able to reach some of these books, one of the famous library ladders you see on television shows is needed.The domed shaped ceiling in the Stift Melk library in Austria, Europe is adorned with stunning frescoes created by Paul Troger and the architecture surrounding the library dates back to 1089. This library is ... continue below the picture...


Library Books Stift Melk Austria

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... still well used by students that attend school at this abbey where there is a choice of about 100,000 books and historic manuscripts for them to choose from.Hours could be spent touring this library as most people have never seen such a rare and extensive collection of books. If books are not your first choice, the architecture and decor of the library at the Stift Melk is some of the finest in Austria.Library at the Stift Melk, Monastery, Melk, Austria, Europe. UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/3.2, exposure time of 1/30 sec. on ISO 400, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 24mm.

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Library Books Stift Melk Austria
Wooden shelves of historic books fill up the walls of the library at the Stift Melk in Austria, Europe.
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Rolf Hicker
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