Reflections of clouds and blue sky on the ultramodern library extension (aka the Black Diamond), situated on Copenhagen’s harbour in Denmark.
Just inside this library extension is a bank of moving ramps and overhead walkways, while the windows overlook the harbour.Per Kirkeby, a Danish artist, painted this huge mural of flint stones on the ceiling of the new addition. A skylight overhead lights up the area where the ultramodern new building meets the original library established in 1648, becoming known as the Royal Danish Library in 2005.A ring of lights and a group of ancient characters overlook a display case in the Octagon, a hall created in 1906 to be the entrance to the Old Reading Room.Reflections on a book in the display case.Ancient card files by the door of the cavernous stacks of the Old Reading Room. We were not allowed to take photos, or to enter without a library card but it looked ancient!Students studying with their ‘new’ laptops in the ‘old’ section.More of the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Old, New, Borrowed, Blue. The ‘borrowed’ part of this challenge had me stumped until I remembered that this was a library and that’s what people do there!
More about our trip to Denmark & Sweden in 2018.