Monday, July 5, 2010

Library Tour Guides

Our retreat group was fortunate to have a tour of the library in Verona. Here are our guides, Giovanni (left) Mirko (right). La Bibliotecca Centrale is a beautiful building, composed of both old and new sections. Some of the older rooms have frescoes on the walls, and you look at fantastic wood shelving.

After our tour, we were allowed to wade through fashion journals, and a collection of fashion plates of traditional ethnic costume plates (hand-painted).

Thank you to Goretta (librarian), Cinzia (audio-visual librarian), and of course, Giovanni and Mirko.

Here is a bit of fresco.

1 comment:

Kathi said...

Wow -- I am a librarian (high school, currently not working). I just cannot imagine working in a library like that!!