I judge a town by its library. Whenever I visit a new place, the library is one of the absolute most important places for me to visit. So far, Boston recieves an A++ and New York Central and Queens both recieve strong As. Anyhow, my dad sent me a list of the most beautiful libraries in the world. It had me drooling. I figured I would share some of my most desired libraries with you all:
1. Boston Public Library, Boston MA.
(Status: visited. This was my favorite place in Boston. I’d buy a direct flight to the library if it was offered.)
2. Central Library, Hunington Beach CA.
(Status: visited. This was my first library ever. I have extremely vague memories of a wedding I attended in the garden. A WEDDING IN A LIBRARY GUYS. What a fantastic idea.)
3. Central Library, Bristol UK.
(Status: Incoming! I may actually get to go here on my trip to the UK! What a joy!)
4. Stuttgart City Library, Stuttgart Germany.
(Status: still dreaming. One of my good friends is studying abroad in Stuttgart. Perhaps I’ll visit her one day…)
5. Central Library, Seattle WA
(Satus: still Dreaming. Seattle just sounds so lovely. My sister went to visit our relatives there this winter. I begged her to get to the library, but she didn’t have the time. I still haven’t quite forgiven her.)
6. Amsterdam Public Library, Amesterdam Netherlands.
(Status: still dreaming.)
7. Library of Alexandria, Alexandria Egypt
(Status: still dreaming (and drooling… just a little). )
8. Trinity College Library, Dublin Ireland
(Status: I may be going to Dublin in March guys! It isn’t official yet, but one of my friends in Wales has friends in Dublin and… AAAG.)
9. Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
(Status: still dreaming. I’ll be there soon, it isn’t all that far from my house. Considering the fact that I’ve been to D.C. at least four times already, I really must scold myself for not making it in yet.)
10. Royal Portugese Reading Room, Rio Di Janero
(Status: is it horrible that this is like my number one dream stop in all of South America after Machu Picchu?)
Do you have any favorite libraries near you? Do your dream vacations include perfect libraries? Please say yes. Or just tell me that I’ve gone mad. Its okay, I can accept it.