Chester Beatty Library, Dublin

“…It’s surely clear that to describe Dublin as a City of Literature would be like saying rain sometimes falls in Ireland”. – Joseph O’Connor – author of Star of the Sea

CBL 208

“He’d … settled into a life of Guinness, sarcasm and late, late nights, the kind of life that American academics think real Dubliners lead”.
– Joseph O’Connor – author of Star of the Sea

CBL 076

For a guided tour through the museum of books in Chester Beatty Library and more of my photos, please visit Klausbernd Vollmar and our bookfayries Siri and Selma.🙂

49 thoughts

  1. Absolutley stunning! I’m so happy you got special permission to take the wonderful pictures. Makes one really think!! Thanks🙂

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  2. Love the photographs of the old books. PS: Have you read Joseph O’Connor’s “Star of the Sea Star” about a famine ship making the journey from Ireland to New York aboard hundreds of refugees?

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    • Dear Mary,

      shame on me: NO! But now I have ordered it. Thank you ever so much for hinting this.🙂
      I found this too, now I’m really looking forward to reading taht book.
      I went to the westcoast of Ireland with Joan in 2008, I was very often confronted with the great famine there. The vessel in Dublin ist not quite the sam, ist it.

      Best regards
      Dina

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    • Thank yor Stefano. Your comments are just as well tasting as your wines and delicious food and gorgeous pictures.!🙂
      Take care yourself.

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  3. Oh Dina, your photos are always stunning, but these ones you’ve been taking of libraries and books are special. You capture their soul!
    (and I love how you took advantage to plug another trip back!)
    Thanks so much for sharing these treasures.
    Jennifer

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  4. oh wie schön, wenn sich das alte Buch öffnet, bin begeistert und dankbar, dass du eine Erlaubnis fürs photographieren bekommen hast

    herzliche Grüße aus dem Schneewald Ulli

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  5. “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers” (Charles W. Eliot)

    Lovely shots…🙂

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    • Dear Andrikken, ich liiiiebe deine Zitate, dieses kommt sofort in meiner Sammlung! I love your quotes, hhsssssh… I put them quiely into my little MacFeeairy and then I use them later, thank you. You have some very nice winterquotes on your blog, I surprised my Master with the last one, the one about the writers, this morning!🙂 Did you notice that I pinched it? It didn’t hurt, did it?
      Have a great day and visit me again sooooon, please!🙂

      Siri Bookfairy, Quotafairy

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    • Danke. Die 2 Sätze stehen jetzt in meinem Büchlein. Und ich habe ein Zitat für weitere Bilder. Ich bin hocherfreut!🙂
      Liebe Grüße nach Freiburg
      Hanne

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    • Sissdu, iss doch fein wenn du mir die Arbeit abnimmst… Nee, traue ich dir allemal zu.
      Auf eine gute Zusammenarbeit, es macht Spaß mit dir!🙂

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    • Google hat keine Ergebnisse gebracht, nicht einmal meinen Satz, pöh🙂 Die Zusammenarbeit werde ich morgen fortsetzen, promised. Aber jetzt rufen Dauenfedern, Schäfchen und Schlaf.

      Gute Nacht

      Achim

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