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tree of knowledge

The Royal Institute of Technology offers an impressive electronic library. Searching databases, articles and e-journals is only a keyboard away for those with a library account. There is however a real KTH Library as well at Osquars backe. Here you'll find study rooms, computers, copying facilities, lots of books, a café and - indeed - a Tree of Knowledge.

Biblioteket, KTH (map) 9 February 2009 | others bloggar


Z said...

What a great image! The glowing books look wonderful to me. The new white ceiling is a trifle odd though. In the daytime the light through the clerestory windows must be very nice. A challenge to photograph, I imagine.

Steffe said...

That's a fine shot. It's possible that you might find the trainspotter I photographed the other day here somewhere.

cieldequimper said...

Yes it is a great shot, I love the different colours and textures and the light on he tree.

Jacob said...

That is my kind of place. And a very interesting photo. It must be the way the light hits the books that makes them glow like that.

Per Stromsjo said...

It so happens that I'm in the midst of a University project together with a team from KTH. Since we're all attending courses in the suburb Kista we never meet right here at Osquars backe like perhaps we should.

Z: Those glowing books appeal to me as well. Never tried daytime photography in here, I'd better put that on the list. Good point.

Steffe: Trainspotters and subway nerds, unite! ;)

cieldequimper: Given the fact that most students are entirely computerized on their own these days, I guess it's not quite as crowed in here like it used to be.

Jacob: I couldn't decide on whether I should skip the ceiling and go for more of those books but that'd have to be some other time.

Appreciate your stopping by!

JM said...

This is a great composition of what seems to be a fantastic space and the title of the post is pretty cool!

m_m said...

Amazing! Nice to searching there! At my university there is also the tree inside the building:) I like it very much! Great shot!

Anonymous said...

I love it!!! Just my kind of place to explore. I get a little antsy in libraries, but the possibilities are endless and thus, inspiring. Lovely place!

Per Stromsjo said...

According to well informed sources, this is in fact an olive tree.

JM: The life of a student isn't always easy but I imagine this place could provide a bit of inspiration now and then.

m_m: Any idea what kind of tree there is at your university?

madeforjoy: I agree. Depending on what mood I'm in this kind of a quiet place can be pleasant or... not quite so pleasant! ;)

Thanks folks for offering your comments on our Tree of Knowledge .

humanobserver said...

I guess it must be an interesting library.

Per Stromsjo said...

Unfortunately, faculties have been scattered throughout the city. I wonder what it'd be like to have one major campus with a Mega Library. Thanks, humanobserver.

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