Distance: 2 miles, small yoga
Architecturally, what is more beautiful than a beautiful library? At least to book people? A friend of Ciwt's sent these pictures along with the dates the libraries were established:
Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Salle Labrouste, Paris, 1868
Trinity College Library, Dublin 1732
Biblioteca Joanina, Coimbra University (Portugal), 1728
Here are more captured by Paris-based photographer Thibaud Poirer....
And here's Poirer's website