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John Rylands Library

John Rylands Library

John Rylands Library

John Rylands Library

John Rylands Library

John Rylands Library

John Rylands Library

John Rylands Library

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John Rylands Library

John Rylands Library

John Rylands Library

John Rylands Library

This building is absolutely stunning! There is such incredible attention to detail and little dragons hidding in every corner. It reminded me of a beautiful Gothic church – although there was the odd student surrounded by piles of books, tapping away on their lap top. The light in there was really magical and made it difficult to get many perfect shots – which I quite liked, to be honest.

‘The John Rylands Library was founded by Enriqueta Rylands in memory of her husband John Rylands. In 1889 the architect Basil Champneys designed the striking gothic building, which took ten years to build and was opened to public readers on 1 January 1900.

The Library became part of The University of Manchester in 1972 and currently holds the Special Collections of The University of Manchester Library. Mrs Rylands’ memorial to her husband is now part of the third largest academic library in the United Kingdom, and the Deansgate building houses over 250,000 printed volumes, and well over a million manuscripts and archival items.’

Article taken from The University of Manchester website.


8 responses to “John Rylands Library Photo Story”

  1. Favourite Posts of 2014 | Manchester Flick Chick Avatar

    […] Photo Story: John Rylands Library – Stunning external and internal gothic architecture. There be dragons! […]

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  2. Kajsa Josephine Avatar

    Looks breathtakingly gorgeous, just how a library should look like.

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    1. manchesterflickchick Avatar

      I’m glad I did it justice and managed to convey that.

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  3. Notmyyearoff Avatar

    I forgot how beautiful it was here. You’re making me want to go for a wander around it all 🙂

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    1. manchesterflickchick Avatar

      I’d walked past the original front for years thinking it was closed nowadays. Then I realised there is the giant modern side entrance set back off the road – duh!

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  4. akirahbabe Avatar

    wow! it’s like a place I’ve seen on television. It’s such a mysterious place., cool library! 🙂
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    1. manchesterflickchick Avatar

      Thanks ^_^ It’s like something out of Harry Potter or something, ha! Thanks for following my social networks. I can never figure out how to leave blog comments in bloglovin (on the mobile site) so I’ll follow you on here WP.

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    2. manchesterflickchick Avatar

      Oh I see your WP blog is compiled of re-blogs. Hmm, I really do need to persevere with bloglovin haha!

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