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Monday, February 22, 2010

Towers of knowledge: The Mitterand Library, Paris


The Mitterand Library in Paris, one of the largest and most modern in the world, is a tourist hotspot as well. K. J. S. Chatrath checks out this attraction, The Sunday Tribune - Spectrum, Sunday, February 14, 2010

On a visit to Paris for research work, a fellow colleague suggested that I should visit the Mitterand Library. He gave me an introduction letter for seeking a short-term membership to the library. Incidentally, the word librarie in French means a bookshop and the library is called bibliotheque. So the next day I took the Metro to the library. Coming out of the Metro station at the destination, I had to walk about 500 metres to reach the awe-inspiring towers of the library. continue reading

See on the same shelf:
  • French National Library - Hall of Shame | Project for Public Spaces (PPS)13th Arrondissement, Paris, France
    Contributed by Project for Public Spaces ; Why It Doesn't Work, History & Background, User Comments:

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