You won't view your library card the same way.
Kremsmünster Abbey is one of the oldest-and largest monasteries in Austria. Its library, which houses some 170,000 books, was redesigned in the Baroque style by Carlo Antonio Carlone in 1670. The space includes sectional rooms devoted to specific subjects, thematic ceiling paintings and an observatory tower.
Anonymous: In 1711, Joseph Addison wrote this passage that influenced George Washington. “There cannot a greater judgment befall a country than a dreadful spirit of division as rends a government into two distinct people, and makes them greater strangers, and more averse to one another, than if they were actually two different nations. The effects of such a division are pernicious to the last degree, not only with regard to those advantages which they give the common enemy, but to those private evils which they produce in the heart of almost every particular person. This influence is very fatal both to men’s morals and their understandings; it sinks the virtue of a nation, and not only so, but destroys even common sense. A furious party spirit, when it rages in its full violence, exerts itself in civil war and bloodshed; and when it is under its greatest restraints, naturally breaks out in falsehood, detraction, calumny, and a partial administration of justice. In a word, it fills a nation with spleen and rancor, and extinguishes all the seeds of good nature, compassion and humanity.”