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Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève reading room[edit]

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Original – The reading room of the Sainte-Geneviève Library in Paris, designed by Henri Labrouste. Completed in 1850, the 17x80m reading room is 15m high, and is noted for its slender cast iron structure.
Alt - currently in article
Very high EV, providing a good overview of the whole reading room, its layout and proportions, as well as an extraordinary level of detail. Previous nomination did not succeed for lack of participation (4 support, 1 neutral, 0 oppose, author abstained), so I think it deserves a new chance, as there is a lack of FPs of notable building interiors.
Articles in which this image appears
Sainte-Geneviève Library
FP category for this image
Marie-Lan Nguyen
  • Support as nominator --ELEKHHT 00:04, 11 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Support -- Colin°Talk 20:01, 12 November 2013 (UTC) Per previous nom, all three variants are excellent. I think the current article pic (alternative here) is probably better for right-hand-side placement as the wall is on the right rather than the left, leaving it more open on the left. -- Colin°Talk 08:34, 15 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Support dllu (t,c) 21:01, 12 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Support any as earlier. This is a difficult choice. :) JKadavoor Jee 06:07, 13 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Bellus Delphina talk 13:48, 14 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Original Nice pic, but this photo is not in any articles at the moment... isn't that a requirement? Mattximus (talk) 02:29, 15 November 2013 (UTC)
    • Sorry my mistake, I somehow mixed-up the two nearly mirrored views, perhaps because this one (showing the northern side) is featured on Commons. I added below the Alt, and support either as previously. --ELEKHHT 03:09, 15 November 2013 (UTC)
      • I don't know why but I like the first one you posted better. Why don't we just slip that one into the article instead of the alt and not say a peep? Mattximus (talk) 03:59, 15 November 2013 (UTC)
        • The version that has more support will be placed in the article, per usual process. --ELEKHHT 04:34, 15 November 2013 (UTC)
          • Left to right reading order. We tend to analyse images starting from the left, and the original tells the story of this room better when using that order. Support original. Adam Cuerden (talk) 16:34, 16 November 2013 (UTC)
An interesting suggestion. So people whose language is written from right to left ought to prefer the other one? (talk) 20:45, 16 November 2013 (UTC)
For me, the original one take my eye straight to the distant window and it gets stuck there. And when I take it back out, I get distracted by the dark section in the wall. Whereas the alt (currently used in the article) has my eye sweeping from left to distant right and then back down towards the front. Plus the wall is on the right, which is also the edge of the page. -- Colin°Talk 15:05, 18 November 2013 (UTC)
Agree with Colin regarding the current layout: visually the "alt" brings the viewer's attention back to the article. But I wonder if that wouldn't be true if placing the "original" on the left side? On the other hand the "original" illustrates better the northern side of the room showing the entry, and thus bit more info. Which makes me lean toward the "original", but honestly I still find it too difficult to decide, so I stay neutral. --ELEKHHT 09:58, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

Promoted File:Salle de lecture Bibliotheque Sainte-Genevieve n03.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 10:56, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

The Original has 7 supports, while the Alt only 5. Armbrust The Homunculus 11:07, 21 November 2013 (UTC)