Something fun, for our last post. Afficiados of a certain science-fiction series have oft remarked on the resemblance of the Berkeley’s Sfera con Sfera to a half-built Death Star.
Images: Estelle Gittins
On 13 October we were privileged to welcome the Berkeley’s architect Paul Koralek to speak to a sell-out crowd in the Edmund Burke Theatre, to discuss the Berkeley Library with John Tuomey and other guests.
Luckily, we captured it all for posterity (with decent sound too, thanks to our expert cameraman) – so let’s allow all our guests to speak for themselves. Enjoy!
One of the key hopes of this site was to pull together images and stories from the public around the Berkeley. This week we are delighted to feature photography from Alan Harrison (varjakpaul on Instagram). His other shots, many of which feature Dublin and Trinity, are well worth viewing. Continue reading “#11 A Soft Day”
By the mid 2000s, Pomodoro’s sphere was starting to show its scars. This photo from 2005 is a good example of the damage it had suffered.
…or to use the Italian, Sfera con Sfera.
Art has always played a large role in the Berkeley Library – we’ll explore this in depth in further posts, and for some, the Berkeley itself is a sculpture of sorts. But one of the most recognisable features of the Berkeley – indeed, of Trinity – isn’t an original feature of the Library.