Worn books, aged leather, hidden paths, striking vistas, and displaced machinery- an accumulation of images from, inspired by, and relevant to the ages of Myst.

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The Chained Library of Zutphen

I took these pictures during a visit to the 16th-century chained library of Zutphen, in the east of the Netherlands. It is one of three such libraries still in existence in Europe. Nothing much has changed here for 550 years.

More info: http://www.librije-zutphen.nl/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=14&Itemid=111

Something about a library of chain-bound books is so very, very D’ni.

Untitled | Aurélien Vinot
Fermoir 2 | Atelier de Betty
More sexy old books for you guys.
Ancient Pages | Brandy Faulkner
I haven’t posted sexy old books in a while, let’s fix that.

The Great Wall | Guy Laramee

Let’s look at some more of this gorgeous nonsense.  Hot damn.

(Source: guylaramee.com)

Biblios | Guy Laramee

Such a brilliant idea, and definitely one I’d like to steal for my own nefarious purposes- the idea of Linking Books carved to look like their respective Ages seems pretty keen.

(Source: guylaramee.com)

concept art for the Stockholm Public Library.

(thanks to reelah for letting me know that it’s concept art!)

concept art for the Stockholm Public Library.

(thanks to reelah for letting me know that it’s concept art!)

(Source: karuhhhh, via memoryofearth)

Hand-bound leather books by Benjamin Castro

Benjamin Castro is pretty local to where I live, so I have definitely considered tracking him down and stealing his mad book-binding skills.

…Or commissioning him.  Whichever’s easier.

Old Library, St. John’s College, Cambridge.