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Bodleian Library Oxford

Posted by
Nigel (Avening, United Kingdom) on 11 February 2012 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

The Bodleian Library ( /ˈbɒdliən/ or /bɒdˈliːən/), the main research library of the University of Oxford, is one of the oldest libraries in Europe, and in Britain is second in size only to the British Library. Known to Oxford scholars as "Bodley" or simply "the Bod", under the Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2003 it is one of six legal deposit libraries for works published in the United Kingdom and under Irish Law it is entitled to request a copy of each book published in the Republic of Ireland. Though University members may borrow some books from dependent libraries (such as the Radcliffe Science Library), the Bodleian operates principally as a reference library and in general documents may not be removed from the reading rooms.

Canon EOS 7D 1/42 second F/19.9 ISO 250 18 mm

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Akbar&Armaghan from gorgan, Iran


11 Feb 2012 6:10am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Such amazing colours.

11 Feb 2012 6:30am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland


11 Feb 2012 6:37am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I'd heard of it, but never seen it. It must have huge storage rooms underneath/somewhere else to keep all those back copies of "The Beano"!

11 Feb 2012 6:49am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Nice shot of this great building Nige. Nice to expand my knowledge by reading about a library instead of in one !

11 Feb 2012 8:02am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Wunderbar im Licht dieses Gebäude.

11 Feb 2012 9:51am

rem_la from Villiers, France

bien vu

11 Feb 2012 9:55am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Excellent framing on this very beautiful building, interesting architecture. Have a lovely weekend :)

11 Feb 2012 10:16am

Véronique from Here & Now, France

De jolies nuances revélées par la lumière !

11 Feb 2012 10:24am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

well framed and documented

11 Feb 2012 10:46am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Awesome capture quite a place

11 Feb 2012 11:48am

tataray from france, France

Excellent... )

11 Feb 2012 12:45pm

gootchai from Belgium

Superbe monument avec une très bele couleur!! J'aime+++

11 Feb 2012 2:15pm

farnaz.m from tehran, Iran

well done

11 Feb 2012 3:06pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

A great perspective - nicely done!

11 Feb 2012 3:41pm

Karen Politte from Conway, United States

wonderful shot and lighting - and great history information there! Would love to see what it looks like inside!

11 Feb 2012 4:15pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful architecture! Great framing and light! So much history.

11 Feb 2012 6:06pm

Lucia from Bahia, Brazil

belle batisse

11 Feb 2012 6:51pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Very beautiful with a superb light !

11 Feb 2012 6:59pm

Mamyni from Argenteau-Visé, Belgium

I have a very beautiful memory of my voyage to Oxford,
It's a splendid city. Very beautiful light and stones.

11 Feb 2012 7:21pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An amazing building and wonderful light. A superb image.

11 Feb 2012 7:25pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Great architecture, watched Kevin McCloud's Grand Tour last night, where he investigated how this style got to GB.

11 Feb 2012 7:33pm

Thami from Fès, Morocco

Superbe édifice et belle architecture circulaire! La lecture doit procurer des idées courbes...
Bonne fin de soirée chal-heureuse!

11 Feb 2012 9:42pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Very interesting architecture of this building. Fabulous image, nice lighting !!!

11 Feb 2012 10:05pm

farnaz.m from tehran, Iran

beautiful! as always :)

11 Feb 2012 11:04pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful architecture and great information.

12 Feb 2012 12:41am

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Beautiful building
Very nice soft warm light

12 Feb 2012 9:23am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Great shot Nigel in a very constricted environment. Colours and contrasts are perfect.

12 Feb 2012 10:42am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

What a gorgeous building, it promotes learning and shouts classy.

12 Feb 2012 1:35pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Superb frame of the Radcliffe Camera with the mandatory bikes chained to the railings. You have also pre-empted me as I have an "in and around" Oxford series starting next weekend!

12 Feb 2012 3:38pm

Laurie from Prescott, United States

Absolutely beautiful, Nigel! Oh the minds and thoughts that have passed through those doors!

13 Feb 2012 2:35pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Wonderful building basking in this warm color.

13 Feb 2012 7:43pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful architecture. Wonderful textures and nice light here. Amazing shot. :)

14 Feb 2012 9:41am

Canon EOS 7D
1/42 second
ISO 250
18 mm