The World's Largest Indoor Photo: 360-degree Library Porn

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Bibliophiles rejoice! Prague's beautiful, 868-year-old Strahov monastery library is officially off-limits to the public, but now you can browse the spines of its books -- more or less the sum of all 18th century knowledge -- as if you were standing inside it. That's because photographer Jeffrey Martin spent five days taking thousands of high-resolution photos with a robotically-controlled camera and then many more days stitching them together, capturing every centimeter of its shelves, its polished parquet floor, and the incredibly ornate mural that decorates the ceiling. And it doesn't take forever to load! You can check it out here.

If that's not enough library porn for you, check this out -- the place has secret passages, too!

April 12, 2011 - 3:00am
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