The John Rylands Library | Manchester, England

After we left Chetham's Library, we walked across town to The John Rylands Library. This library was built in the 1890s and is absolutely gorgeous. I felt like I was walking in the halls of Hogwarts, which I actually did later in our trip! Unlike Chetham's library, this is a working library that is associated with the University of Manchester. I can't even imagine attending a school like this. I wouldn't be able to concentrate on studying, I would wander about admiring every nook and cranny. I was so overcome by the look of the place that I had to stop and take a photo of everything, it was so hauntingly beautiful.