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Guildhall Library, London a066908

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Filename: aa066908.jpg

Size: 4350 x 4359 (6.4MB)

Date: 26th February 2008

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Archive

Source: English Heritage Images

Job Title: Photographer

© Historic England

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Guildhall Library, London a066908

GUILDHALL LIBRARY, Aldermanbury, City Of London. The interior of the modern covered walkway linking the Guildhall Library to the medieval Guildhall. Photographed by John Gay. Date range: 1972 - 1975

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Media ID 697583

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Ceiling Modern Pillar


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> Architecture > Interiors

> Architecture > Modern Architecture

> Historic Images > 1960 to the present day

> Historic Images > Famed Photographers > John Gay Collection (1945-1990)

> Towns and Cities > City of London

> The way we were > Leisure > Libraries


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print captures the essence of Guildhall Library, a true gem nestled in the heart of London. Taken by renowned photographer John Gay between 1972 and 1975, this image showcases the modern covered walkway that connects the library to its medieval counterpart, Guildhall. The interior is a testament to architectural brilliance, with its sleek design and contemporary elements seamlessly blending with the historical surroundings. The photograph highlights a mesmerizing ceiling adorned with intricate details that exude elegance and sophistication. The pillars stand tall and proud, symbolizing strength and resilience throughout centuries of history. Guildhall Library itself has long been revered as a treasure trove of knowledge, housing an extensive collection of books, manuscripts, maps, prints, and more. It serves as a sanctuary for scholars and researchers alike who seek solace within its hallowed halls. John Gay's keen eye for detail beautifully captures the harmonious fusion between old and new found within this remarkable space. His mastery behind the lens allows us to appreciate not only the physical beauty but also feel transported back in time to experience firsthand how past meets present. This extraordinary photograph invites viewers on an enchanting journey through time while celebrating both tradition and progress in one breathtaking frame.

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