The oval reading room looks as if we have turned back a page in history with its emerald green lamps, long study tables, and book stacks. The BnF (Bibliothèque Nationale de France) probably looks like it did over 150 years ago here at the Richelieu Library. The recent and ongoing renovations are delivering the latest in technology along with a café and bookstore. I previously brought you to this building to see the escalier.

The room is quiet as a library's reading room should be. Holly and I took photos as dear Peter (Peter's Paris) kept guard.

Did I mention that there were large "Pas de Photos" signs in every window... oops!

Bibliothèque Nationale de France - Richelieu
5, rue Vivienne

For more weekend reflections see James' Newtown Area Photo