Wednesday 28 January 2009

The Museum of the Book, Den Haag

Postmark illegible, dated 24 December 2008.

Museum van het Boek
Impressie van de Boekzaal / Impression of the "Boekzaal"
Den Haag, Meermanno Westreenianum

This has to be one of my favourite cards - all those books!  Bliss!

This museum, the Museum Meermanno, is housed in an 18th century town-house in The Hague.  The former owner of the house left it and his collection of books to the state.  It opened to the public in 1852.

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  1. What a wonderful postcard. Can you imagine pulling those books out to look at all they contain. Heaven!

  2. How super. I wish I'd known about that on my brief visit to The Hague when my daughter was working there. She was there for a few months but never mentioned it. Actually she never did get as book mad as I am so I guess it wouldn't have interested her.

  3. Wow. Book nirvana it is.

    Oh, and by the way, you're tagged :)

  4. Old books look beautiful. I bet no-one's allowed to touch them :( Whenever I visit stately homes I love to see the library.

    My bookshelf is ugly. There are spines of every imaginable colour :(

  5. You hit the nail on the head! That is pure bliss. I can almost smell the learning and history!

  6. This card proves that there is no such thing as too many books. It looks like my house!

  7. Thanks everyone, it is a great one!
    Sandra, I don't myself find it ugly to have assorted books. I love the different splashes of colour. I'm sure you're right though, that nobody is allowed touch those.
    Chis, you and me both!


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