Library arches by Elena Skvortsova

The Giorgio Cini Foundation library, former monastery on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Italy
Canon EOS 500D + EF-S 18-55@18mm, ISO200, 1/25sec, f/4.5

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Featured in European Everyday Life on 26-11-2013

The Giorgio Cini Foundation library complex “Nuova Manica Lunga” is the monumental space of the former dormitory of the Benedictine fathers, originally designed by Giovanni Buora.
The architectural and redevelopment project for the spaces was undertaken by Michele De Lucchi, the winner of an international competition held in 2005. He was then commissioned to refurbish the “Manica Lunga” for its new use. De Lucchi’s design has given shape to an open-plan multidisciplinary space making available to users the invaluable materials, often not found elsewhere.
The library possessions include sections on the history of Venice, literature, theatre and opera, relations between Venice and the East, and relations between Venice and Europe. The most significant section, however, is undoubtedly that dedicated to the history of art, which has over 150,000 books and collections of periodicals (


  • John Velocci
    John Velocciover 1 year ago

    great shot.

  • Thank you!

    – Elena Skvortsova

  • John44
    John44over 1 year ago

    Good capture Elena

  • Thank you John!

    – Elena Skvortsova

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltover 1 year ago

    perfectly framed, love it

  • Spasibo Luda!

    – Elena Skvortsova

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonover 1 year ago

  • lezvee
    lezveeover 1 year ago

    Brilliant!! Love the way it vanishes into the far distance

  • Thank you!

    – Elena Skvortsova

  • Thea 65
    Thea 65over 1 year ago

    Great capture, Elena!

  • Thank you!

    – Elena Skvortsova

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroover 1 year ago

    21st Nov

  • DavidsArt
    DavidsArtover 1 year ago

    Great image, well done !

  • Thank you!

    – Elena Skvortsova

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparover 1 year ago

    Congratulations on your feature on 11/26/2013

    Keep the great work coming.

  • Thank you so much! It’s a great honor!

    – Elena Skvortsova

  • rasim1
    rasim1over 1 year ago

    Very beautiful!

  • Thank you Rasim!

    – Elena Skvortsova

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