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Author Topic: Are books better, the same or worse than sewage?  (Read 562 times)
cossoft
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« on: November 24, 2018, 06:32:29 pm »

Given that sewage pumping station, can this be an alternative example of the art?



"An employee selects a book from the shelves of the Royal Portuguese Cabinet of Reading in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Founded in 1837 by a group of Portuguese immigrants, the library has been open to the public since 1900 and houses many rare and valuable books."  - plagiarised from the following BBC article - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-46302731. More details @ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Portuguese_Cabinet_of_Reading and it appears to actually be from the exact start of the kosher Victorian era.

Another. Ceiling's not bad, but how do you change the bulbs:-



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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2018, 11:36:54 pm »

I would say that books are, on the whole, much better than sewage. Given, on the other hand, the fact that the Portuguese Cabinet of Reading has considerably fewer giant steam engines, I would rate the two buildings as roughly equal.
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2018, 03:16:57 am »

Great example of 19th. C. architecture. Look out - links provided are messed up by final punctuation marks, a period and a coma. This great example should probably be included in the Steamy Steampunk Buildings thread (whose list has expanded greatly during the present year):

http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,36003.975.html

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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2018, 05:24:18 am »

Links fixed. Thanks. I hate HTML.
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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2018, 06:12:18 am »

Love access to a library like that!
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