Sunday, October 12, 2008

Switzerland - Abbey library of St. Gallen

I received this postcard through the UNESCO RR (which is closed now) :( It shows the Abbey library of St. Gallen. According to the sender, the library holds some 150 000 book from as early as the 8th century to the eraly and late medieval times. The building itself is one of the most beautiful construction works of the baroque era in Europe. The whole site "Convent of St. Gallen" consists of the baroque cathedral, the remains of the old roman church, the library and its archives :)

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