Beautiful antique library in Porto, Portugal

PrizeHonorable Mention in Interior Architecture Photography / Historic Interior
LocationSofia, Bulgaria
PhotographerVeronika K Ko

This beautiful red staircase is a feature of the Livraria Lello in Portugal. Founded in 1881, the Livraria Lello is one of the most beautiful bookshops in the world. If you are a Harry Potter fan, you have probably heard about it. It is said to have been a big inspiration to J.K. Rowling. Usually it is very crowded and it is really hard to take good pictures. After waiting for a long time, finally I got a frame without too many people in it. I had only a few seconds to shoot before the crowd began to hang out on the stairs again.