Books and Paper….Cees Fun Foto Challenge



As soon as I read the topic for this week Cees Fun Foto Challenge, Books and Paper,  I recalled walking into the Library and Map Room at Alnwick Castle, Northumberland.

It was many years ago (in the pre digital age) yet I can recall the drama, the smell of old books and the wish that I could be left alone to run amok and explore this treasure trove.  I don’t know just how many books there are in the Library, and they are all real,  not false fronts,  it just has to run to thousands. But apart from the books and maps it is also a welcoming space in which to sit and read or just reflect….. as you have probably guessed I could have spent hour upon hour in this magical and historic space

As I  say it was many years ago, pre Hogwarts Days, but just looking at the image takes me straight back.

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12th September

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