Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Trinity College Library
As you can see from the title on the card, this is a picture taken by a German photographer but it shows the library in Trinity College Dublin in Ireland which dates back to 1592 when the College was founded. It's the largest library in Ireland with 5 million volumes.
One of the most famous books it owns, if "book" is the right word, is the Book of Kells something I'd dearly love to see. It was written approximately around the year 800 and is beautifully illuminated. It was presented to Trinity in 1661 but until that time had been kept in the abbey church in Kells.
The postcard itself, which was sent from Germany, appears to have been part of a calendar. I deduced that from "Sehnsuchts Kalender" printed on the back.