J. Gafarot

J. Gafarot

Posted on 11/18/2017


Photo taken on November 17, 2017


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Palace of Mafra - Library

Palace of Mafra - Library
Yesterday were celebrated its 300 years of age.
.The Rococo library, situated at the back of the second floor, is truly the highlight of this palace, rivalling the grandeur of the library of the Melk Abbey in Austria. Built by Manuel Caetano de Sousa, this library is 88 m long, 9.5 m wide and 13 m high. The magnificent floor is covered with tiles of rose, grey and white marble. The wooden bookshelves in Rococo style are situated on the sidewalls in two rows, separated by a balcony with a wooden railing. They contain over 36,000 leather-bound volumes, attesting of the extent of western knowledge from the 14th to the 19th century. Among them, are many valuable bibliographical jewels, such as incunabula. These beautiful finished volumes were bound in the local workshop (Livraria) in the rocaille style (also by Manuel Caetano de Sousa).
The library is known for homing bats which protect the books from silverfish.
The Library was used in Gulliver's Travels (1996) as the Great Chamber of War for the Emperor of Lilliput. Wikipedia

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20 comments - The latest ones
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
WOW, grandiose, Jose !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10 months ago.
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
Great presentation and a great perspective, Jose ! Good Morning !
10 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Magnificent capture!

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Martine
Martine
Vraiment magnifique avec ce cadrage.
10 months ago.
Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra
excellent!!
10 months ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Spectacular!!

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Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Beautiful interior; well taken.
Congrats on Explore.
10 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
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Thank you for helping to create awareness of breast cancer and testicular cancer.
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10 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Your beautiful capture is greatly admired

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10 months ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Amazing information and such a beautiful library.
10 months ago.
Xata, stargazing...
Xata, stargazing...
POV de fotógrafo agachado... excelente!
10 months ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
happy new week:)

great pov
10 months ago.
Beatrice Degan(MARS)
Beatrice Degan(MARS)
Awesome grandeur and capture!
10 months ago.
Kama 56
Kama 56
superbe cadrage
10 months ago.
yokopakumayoko Francesco
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Marek Ewjan Stachowski
Marek Ewjan Stachows…
interesting interior, very nice shot
sincere greetings → Marek-Ewjan
9 months ago.
Tanja - Loughcrew
Tanja - Loughcrew
The light is more than beautiful...I wonder how it was to make music in there.... ;)
9 months ago.
J. Gafarot has replied to Tanja - Loughcrew
Ten years ago I was there with two friends to hear some sonatas for solo keyboard from Scarlatti and from then on I am in love with this place.
9 months ago.
Dimas Sequeira
Dimas Sequeira
Espaço fascinante que pude apreciar há 10 anos! Bem escolhida, a posição de disparo!
9 months ago.