Most beautiful library
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Looking down at the interior of the Real Gabinete Portugues de Leitura
For librophiliacs, there's nothing so lovely as a well-stocked, historic library. To look at some, you'd think that as much love went into them as if they were a throne room. Our favourites include that of Coimbra University in Portugal and Austria's Library of the Benedictine Monastery of Admont, but most beautiful of all in our, ahem... book, is the colourful Real Gabinete Portugues De Leitura, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Built in the Manuelin Portuguese style in 1837, it's home to more than 350,000 works, many dating back to the 16th century.
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- Collecting lots of momentos and keeping them in a safe place
- Creating an online photo album and sharing with friends
- Keeping my personal digital photo collection to look back to
- Not really bothered about photos or momentos, the memories are in my head