Trinity College, founded in 1592, is the sole constituent college of the University of Dublin in Ireland. It is one of the seven ancient universities of Britain and Ireland, as well as Ireland’s oldest university.
The College’s Library is the largest library in Ireland. The main chamber of the old library, the Long Room which you can see in the photographs, was built between 1712 and 1732 and houses the library’s oldest books. By the 1850’s the room needed to be expanded as the shelves were filled, and so the roof was raised to accommodate an upper gallery.
My wife Rebecca and I had planned to visit this library for a long time, but were never able to make time for it when we went to Dublin. Last week we were finally able to go and take pictures at Trinity College. I shot my Hasselblad outside and then switched to the Fuji X-Pro1 inside the library.