Lost – Batthyaneum Library. Alba Iulia

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Strada Gabriel Bethlen, 1
510009, Alba Iulia. Romania
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Permission from Bucharest is needed to enter the building. This is because the library houses rare manuscripts and books such as the Codex Aureus (9th c.).

Climbing the stairs you will reach the Astronomical Observatory at the top of the tower founded there originally in 1792. On the roof was the camera obscura -a rectangular building with optics in the apex of its lead covered roof.

 

 

(Information and picture by Roger Smith)

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