Library is a place of silence and concentration. It is almost a sacred place for those, who not only love books, but also draw as much as possible for them. The incredible aura surrounding libraries comes from the silence and concentration that simply is there. But communing with culture in form of hundreds of books of classic writers, contemporary authors and all whose effort was changed from a thought to written word is for some people a very important experience.
Not far from Prague Castle lies the Strahov Monastery, founded in the 12th century. The beautiful Strahov Monastery, which sits on a hill overlooking the city of Prague, was one of my favorite stops when i visited Prague. The Strahov Monastery has stood below the Petrin Hill in the vicinity of Prague Castle for more than 850 years. The monastery's main attraction for visitors today, though, is the Library - one of the most beautiful an extensive in the country. The collection was established at the time of the foundation over 800 years and the two halls on view to the public now house some 130,000 volumes, while a further 700,000 volumes are in storage. They are breathtaking in their beauty.
世界上的图书馆很多, 我们可能没办法每个都去看, 很多时候都是寄目光于别人的照片, 从别人的照片中, 文字中, 感受那不一样的文化, 今天给大家的介绍的就是比较知名的修道院图书馆, 虽然叫修道院, 却是图书馆. 来布拉格之前我就决定一定要去史塔赫夫修道院看看, 所以一参观完布拉格城堡, 我直奔修道院而去. 这个修道院不能说不有名, 但因为偏离景点集中区, 去的人其实并不多. 而我之所以那么执着, 只是因为以前在一本讲巴洛克建筑的画册上惊鸿一瞥地见过这个修道院图书馆的照片. 那个绘满壁画的穹顶, 好象是梦中的产物, 深深印在了我的记忆里. 在布拉格的小区有一个很漂亮的修道院, 里面有漂亮的图书馆, 虽然不会很大, 但真的满值得来一趟的, 你可以逛完城堡之后, 再往上走十分钟就可以到达. 在布拉格参观了这个令人惊叹不已的图书馆, 史塔赫夫修道院像藏在云端里面一样, 里面的图书馆更是金璧辉煌, 令人赞叹, 若是不是亲自到了那里. 真是很难想像有那么美到让人说不出话来的图书馆.
今天修道院的图书馆仍然是世界最重要的修道院图书馆之一. 对于一些人来说他们不过是有着崇高历史的古老城堡和摇摇欲坠的塔, 或者是些被遗弃的工厂, 遗失的城市. 但是, 对于那些谁喜欢读书的人来说, 一个宏伟的美丽的图书馆 是一个有着无限的乐趣的地方.
From the confines of the Strahov Monastery which has had an eventful history, stroll out onto the verdant slopes of Petrin Hill and enjoy panoramic views of the city from the observation tower, or else views of the sky from the observatory. The route begins at Pohorelec, the square at the corner of the Prague Castle District.
修道院有座依山而建的葡萄园, 花园平台设了茶座, 这处风景一流, 能望到山下旧城, 舒舒服服叹茶晒太阳是种享受.
我沿着山路, 向着山上的其它风景点前进, 沿途可以欣赏布拉格城堡风景.
Can't help snapping scenic panoramic views of the Prague Castle while strolling up the hill to Strahov Monastery.
位于贝特辛山 Petrin Hill 坡脚下的斯特拉霍夫修道院是布拉格最古老, 最大的修道院, 也是欧洲最复杂的建筑之一. 虽然经过了历代的翻修改建, 但是最初的罗马式建筑外形仍然被完好地保留了下来. 修道院的图书馆中收藏册古籍, 其中有的是原始手稿, 其中最古老手稿的历史可追溯到 9-10 世纪.
Admission ticket to Strahov Library.
While the library’s rooms are roped off, visitors are free to roam through the extensive picture gallery which covers the Gothic through Romanticist periods.
修道院的走道上放满了书籍 (不能碰). 這些书看起來都非常非常古老, 都有幾百年以上的历史.
The library gallery’s collection spans from the 14th to the 19th centuries. There are two splendidly decorated halls: the Theological Hall and the Philosophical Hall, they are among the most beautiful spaces of their kind in Europe. The theological and philosophical halls, are over 800 years old and despite being ransacked by many invading armies, is one of the finest in Bohemia. It is now a working monastery and museum. Monks can be seen once again in thoughtful perambulation around the fruit trees of Petrin Hill.
The Philosophical Hall is dominated by a ceiling fresco depicting the human spirit on a quest for Truth. Another dominant feature of this library room are the 50,000 volumes about subjects such as mathematics, poetry and astronomy, all set in exquisitely carved cabinets.
捷克斯特拉霍夫修道院哲学大堂 (Strahov Monastery - Philosophical Hall).
修道院? 艺术馆? 图书馆? 到底该怎么界定它? 也许应该将其称之为 “体现修士精神与物质双重财富之场所”. 它孤独静卧于山脚下, 每到冬天就被大雪覆盖, 修士们便在这里默默地淬炼着自己的心灵. 或者, 也在悄悄为教会积累着财富. 那个时代修士们是最富有的人, 不仅仅是拥有金钱, 还有学习与阅读的机会. 这里从此成为世界上最大的修道院图书馆.
这种书本超酷, 记载着各种植物的特性, 每本书里面都有真实的标本.
The Philosophical Hall has walnut bookcases so that they almost touch the frescoes on the library's lofty ceiling, while the paintings on the low-ceilinged Theological Hall are framed by wedding-cake styles stuccowork.
The book wall is supported by columns finished with golden elements and a balcony with vases. The ceiling painted is just amazing.
In this library, i was astounded by the ceiling. There are no words for its beauty.
The Theological Hall is decorated with rich stucco work and early 18th century frescoes dealing with themes taken from Psalms and The New Testament, for instance. Flanking the room is a collection of geographical and astronomical globes, some hailing from as early as the 16th century.
捷克斯特拉霍夫修道院神学图书馆 (Strahov Monastery - Theological Library).
A late Gothic, painted statue of St John, the Evangelist situated in the Theological Hall, has the saint's prayer book held in a small pouch.
Some of the books in the Theological Hall are more than 1.000 years old. Who could read in those days?
捷克的史塔赫夫修道院, 像藏在云端一样, 里面有一座令人惊叹不已的图书馆, 若是不是亲自到了布拉格, 很难想像会有如仙境一般的图书馆.
I finally visited the Strahov Monastery in Prague, which is something i had wanted to do for a long time. I’m really glad i've seen it. The exteriors have been restored to pristine beauty and parts of the interiors are breathtaking. I highly recommend visiting the Strahov Monastery. You can easily do it on the way to the Prague Castle.
史特拉夫修道院是很值得参观的一个景点, 会有让人身处中世纪的感觉, 很像拍电影才会看到的场景. 从外面看来, 修道院好像比不上布拉格其他古建筑的那份雄伟, 但一走进里面, 却不得不为那华丽的风格而赞叹. 在修道院之内, 图书馆是极具参观价值的地方. 在修道院最为闻名的, 必是那华丽非常的图书馆. 图书馆内挤满书本, 当你抬头一看, 屋顶尽是精致绝伦的壁画, 庄观宏伟之极, 即使被称作最华丽的中世纪图书馆亦绝不为过.
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