If you’re ever near the State Library of Victoria, you should really get your butt in there to have a look around because this place is beautiful.
Donna Noble has left the library. Donna Noble has been saved. Just kidding. There are no Vashta Nerada around here. This sculpture of a sinking library is called Architectural Fragment and it was created by Petrus Spronk for the Swanston Walk Public Art Project back in 1993.
Now, step inside the State Library and get ready to ‘Ooh!’ and ‘Ah!’ because the exterior was only the beginning.
Or maybe you just want to see the La Trobe Reading Room? I can’t blame you.
And now come back down to Earth. These beautiful desks are spread out throughout the La Trobe Reading Room. If you’re doing some hardcore reading, you can lift up the middle panel to help balance your book and avoid a sore neck.
Seriously, if these walls were filled to the brim with books we may be approaching Beauty and the Beast library level here.
If you’re super special human (probably someone who works here) you can access the books up in the balconies. If you’re a pleb like me, you can take photos from afar.
Can’t get to the State Library of Victoria immediately? Check out the 360° interactive virtual tour on their website.