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John Rylands library

John Rylands library
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Copyright: Claude SIMONIN (CLODO) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2728 W: 1352 N: 3103] (39291)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-02-28
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Nikon D 90, NIKKOR AF-S 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 G ED
Exposure: 1/91 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-03-24 8:07
Viewed: 727
Points: 14
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From http://www.library.manchester.ac.uk/rylands/our-history/

The John Rylands Library was founded by Enriqueta Rylands in memory of her husband John Rylands, the first Manchester multi millionaire. 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.

Four diverse elements combine to complement each other: Cumbrian sandstone, known as 'shawk', which ranges in colour from grey to rose pink; the best Polish oak from the region of Gdansk; white moulded plasterwork; and bronze cast in the art nouveau style of light fittings, radiator grilles and other metalwork.

The Reading Room was built thirty feet above street level to minimize disturbance from the horse-drawn traffic on the cobblestones of Victorian Deansgate and on each side are alcoves for personal study.

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Hello Claude,
Not your usual quick shot from the street, but a very good photo. You used the light very well and there is a fine depth created by the lamps, tables and the long red carpet. It's an architecturally magnificent room and it's good to see it mot entirely empty.
Best regards,

Hello dear Claude Simonin and have a nice time
and a happy new day
impressive capture in which you used the
colors very well this room is magnificent
welldone and wellseen your notes are
really useful

Hi Claude
Magical deep golden light and a really nice idea to shoot off centre and at so much depth. Lovely amount of color and detail in the impressive window. That furniture looks well polished!

Salut Claude,
Un superbe intÚrieur bien valorisÚ par ta vue, bon effet de perspective et bonne capture de la luminositÚ, bon rendu de ces teintes chaudes.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10378 W: 146 N: 25981] (125665)
  • [2017-03-25 0:09]

hello Claude,

Chris and Craig showed us the modern libraries, here the view of the library in old style. Nice view of this hall looking like a cathedral. Excellent light management.

Kind regrad s Malgo

Hello Claude

Been there, done that! And I've taken pictures there too, though I haven't thought to post any. Your image may inspire me to do so, however! Love the rich tones and the cathedral-like atmosphere. When are you next in Manchester?



Salut Claude
Beautiful interior photographed in flattering warm light of the lamps but with daylight outside we can also admire the stained-glass windows.
Great idea to include people. With their dark clothes they add to the timeless atmosphere of this image.
Best wishes

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