Librarian photographs all the beautiful libraries he visits

Librarian Thomas Guignard (a.k.a. timtom) has a wonderful collection of Creative Commons photographs of libraries he's taken over the years.

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Stadtbibliothek am Mailänderplatz, Stuttgart, Germany . 📐: Eun Young Yi, 2011 . 📷: Canon 5D Mk.II + 24-105mm f/4L #library #libraryarchitecture #libraryexterior #night #cube #windows #stuttgart #iglibraries #librariesofinstagram #igstuttgart #stbstuttgart @stbstuttgart

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He says:

My interest in library architecture started as I was involved in the planning for a new library building. Looking for inspiration, I started researching and then visiting other libraries that were moving into new spaces or undergoing a revitalization. I often photographed details that struck my interest, and gradually became fascinated with the unique visuals offered by all libraries, big and small. To this day, I make a point of visiting as many libraries as I can when traveling, and often plan my trips around buildings I’m interested in visiting and photographing. My libraries bucket list never stops growing. I have started collecting some of my favourite examples of library architecture here, many more can be found on my Flickr and Instagram feeds.

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W. R. Harper Memorial Library, University of Chicago, IL 📐: Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge, 1912 . 📷: Canon 5D Mk.II + Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 #library #libraryarchitecture #neogothic #uchicago #harperlibrary #uchicagolibrary #chicago #libraryinterior #interior #readingroom #chandeliers @uchicagolibrary #buildingswow #spacesilike #archi_unlimited

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Biblioteca José Vasconcelos, México City. 📐: Alberto Kalach, 2006 . 📷: iPhone 6S #library #libraryarchitecture #libraryinterior #albertokalach #bibliotecavasconcelos #mexicocity #buildingswow #republic_of_symmetry

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Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, DC 📐: Paul J. Pelz, 1897 . 📷: Canon 5D Mk.II + Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 #library #libraryofcongress #libraryarchitecture #libraryinterior #beauxarts #pauljpelz #atrium #columns #washingtondc #buildingswow @librarycongress

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, Canada 📐: Mathers & Haldenby, 1973 . 📷: Fuji X-T20 + X27mm f/2.8 #libraryarchitecture #library #rarebooks #bookshelves #libraryinterior #books #rarebooklibrary #mathershaldenby #uoftlibraries #uoft #exploreuoft #toronto #robartslibrary #TOlibraries #fisherlibrary #myfujifilm @uoftlibraries @fisherlibrary

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