Modeled after Rome’s famed Temple of Vesta, Ireland’s Mussenden Templewas built by a wealthy earl as his library by the sea, but his desire to create a beautiful piece of cliffside architecture may have been a bit overzealous and the temple has been threatening to topple into the sea almost since it was built.
Sometimes I am tempted to start a Tumblr just for library structures and bookcases that were a bad idea from the start. Good thing there’s no longer any books in it, I imagine this would be a preservation NIGHTMARE in terms of temperature/humidity control!
Also the earl made this library for his cousin that he was in love with. this is an incest library. a beautiful, at risk miraculous incest library.