St. Gallen

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St. Gallen is famous for its Oriel windows (windows that project out of the wall).

Its other claim to fame is that it houses the Stiftsbibliothek, a library that contains many of the oldest books in Europe. Rumor has it that Umberto Eco used it as his inspiration for the library in "The Name of the Rose".
Statue Oriel window Oriel window
StatueOriel windowOriel window
Oriel window Church Cathedral grounds
Oriel windowChurchCathedral grounds
Cathedral grounds Statues in the cathedral grounds Slippers used to protect the floors in the Stiftsbibliothek
Cathedral groundsStatues in the cathedral groundsSlippers used to protect the floors in the Stiftsbibliothek
Oriel window Detail in Oriel window
Oriel windowDetail in Oriel window

 

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