Check out this amazing photo of a giant Buenos Aires theater converted into an equally giant bookstore:
The interior has been exquisitely fresco-painted by Italian artist Nazareno Orlandi. All original features have been retained, the old stage has been converted into a coffee shop, the old stalls are now areas where you can sit and enjoy reading books. The fresco, the ornate furnishings, the golden touches, the delicate lighting, the crimson curtains and the tiers of bookshelves impressively stack in the old stalls, all combine to retain the feeling of the grand and majestic theater that it once was. In 2007, the store sold more than 700,000 books and saw more than a million book lovers wonder through its doors.
To capture the awesomeness of this bookstore, we’ve highlighted some of the most amazing photographs in perhaps our best gallery ever. (via Buzzfeed)
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