Beautiful Blue Danube Waltz - 2002

Then it was outside on the semicircular parapet in front of the church that links the two sides of the complex for views of the village of Melk, and the Danube beyond!

Next, our guide took us into the handsome and ancient book-filled Library—also very ornate and opulent in decoration. Books found here are in Latin, Greek, Hebrew and German on law, medicine, religion and philosophy. There was a clever way of getting light into this room by putting windows behind the bookcases which were designed to leave openings among the books to admit the light. The Library was too valuable to allow monks and scholars to use candles, so study was a daytime activity only. This Library is the one used in the Sean Connery movie, “The Name of the Rose” based on the novel by Umberto Eco.


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