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Tower of books

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Kveto from Prague
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Tower of books

Post by Kveto from Prague » Tue January 4th, 2011, 4:57 pm

I was back at the prague library today. theres a pretty cool sight there in the lobby. I wanted to post my own pics of it but here are a few online images.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/perryolf/3413636617/

and here it is from the inside:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/perryolf/3414443266/

its one of those sights that tourists usually miss.

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Post by fljustice » Tue January 4th, 2011, 5:19 pm

Thanks for the links. Loved the mirror shot!
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Post by Misfit » Tue January 4th, 2011, 7:41 pm

Yes, thanks for posting that. Now can you tell us how they put it together?
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Post by Kveto from Prague » Tue January 4th, 2011, 8:55 pm

bugger if I know, Misfit. Its been in the library ever since I came to Prague. Not sure if you can get the effect of the shock of the first time you stick your head inside the hole and see a shaft of books streching down to hell and up to heaven.

Ive always wanted to request a book from the librarian and have her say "Oh, that ones in the tower" and have to go retrive it.

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Post by LoobyG » Wed January 5th, 2011, 2:08 pm

Very cool piccies, thanks for posting! I wonder how they chose the titles to go in the title, or whether they were random books that hadn't been checked out for ages? :rolleyes: :)

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Post by annis » Wed January 5th, 2011, 7:49 pm

What a great concept- very cool :)

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Post by rockygirl » Thu January 6th, 2011, 1:15 am

Wow! Are they glued together or just incredibly well-balanced?

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Post by Kveto from Prague » Thu January 27th, 2011, 7:54 pm

[quote=""rockygirl""]Wow! Are they glued together or just incredibly well-balanced?[/quote]

not sure. I dont have the guts to touch them and find out. ill take a closer look next time im there.

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Post by Nefret » Thu February 17th, 2011, 8:04 pm

It is so very cool looking. If I lived there, I might be tempted to ask for a book in the middle of the tower.
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We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
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