What does a city do with an 800-year-old church with no congregation? Well, it could convert it into a temple of books. The old Dominican church in Maastricht was being used for bicycle storage not long ago, but thanks to a radical refurbishment it has been turned into what could possibly be the most beautiful bookshop of all time.
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ikeharel (76005) 2011-04-27 10:29
Well Roy, A nice picture indoors of a bookstore doe's not make this world most beautiful - If once you'll be in Porto / Portugal, go to see the "Lello Bros." bookstore (not allowed to photo in there, though). Than you may change the title of this wonderful post.
(and my Portugees friend would agree...)
Sincerely, a nice details well collected here,
ManuMay (36287) 2011-04-27 10:39
For sure a wonderful place for a bookstore, I agree with Ike about the other most wonderful!
I like very much the way you have composed the image , and the very good light management here, good perspective and good idea too the inclusion of the woman reading...
Have a nice day...
JFS (32459) 2011-04-27 11:47
Impressive place that you have masterly captured. Great management of light and great definition.
Thanks and welcome to TE!
samson (1836) 2011-04-28 1:07
A beautiful book store by any measure. Better than being used as a store for bikes. You caught the columns and the ceiling well with this vertical format
- Copyright: Roy Enzerink (RoyEnz) (45)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-04-16
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: CANON EOS 400D, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-04-27 9:11