Library shelves

Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 8 June 2019 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Most of the library was stripped bare - even the shelving had been removed. But one corner retained a bit of library substance.

SONY SLT-A77V 1/20 second F/5.0 ISO 400 45 mm (35mm equiv.)

Welcome to all. I began blogging Retained-Images in 2004 at It is gone now.

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I always find it sad that books can be abandoned. Knowledge is in the books and they have a very special history in the lives of those who read them

8 Jun 2019 5:14am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

At first I would claw some of these books. Really good image.

8 Jun 2019 5:24am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Ces livres laissé à l'abandon au sol dans le petit buffet quelle vue génial
Belle journée

8 Jun 2019 6:10am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb framing and colors .

8 Jun 2019 9:25am

Marjolein from Enkhuizen, Netherlands

Too bad everything has been destroyed, but you were able to give an impression of how it once was.

8 Jun 2019 9:30am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

they used to study there...

8 Jun 2019 9:39am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

One wonders what the titles are of these unwanted books. Fact or fiction?

8 Jun 2019 9:51am

Don from Spokane, Aruba

I think it’s because books are so heavy. It’s easier to leave them behind. Nice shot.

8 Jun 2019 11:51am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

As a book lover, I find this very sad to behold.

8 Jun 2019 1:57pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Wonder what those books are!! Aw!! I am a bookworm..wish I was there.
What a sad image here....Great capture :)

8 Jun 2019 3:11pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

It makes you wonder why these books were left there. An interesting image with great textures. It creates a lot of interest and questions.

9 Jun 2019 2:32am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

i can't believe the books were left behind

9 Jun 2019 8:31pm

yoshimiparis from France

the picture is pretty, but I am always saddened when I see so many books that will no longer be open and are thus lost

13 Jun 2019 6:49am