Library…Alliance Française…


Alliance Française de Dacca- Library view from lawn

Walking through the seaside, I could feel the whisper of the tidy wind, how strong and beautiful they are, & how tiny I’m, simply a human with a dress named “life”…lolz

Yes, the same way I felt when I entered the library of Alliance Française, her library that not only a library, seems more like an ocean, … it’s a place where people falls in illusion, illusion of knowledge, illusion of art… illusion of Française…

A large place where color runs books to books, whole place is vivid with golden illumination where you could find yourself made of gold. And most special, every area is divided in such way that you could find everything very easily, at a time I won’t find the place divided… Yes, it’s true…

I Heard, more than 6,000 books there. As mass of the books are in French but there are books in English and in Bangla too. The multimedia collection of the library has more than 1,100 feature films, documentaries as well as popular children’s animation films (available on DVDs and Videocassettes). The Library has around 600 musical CDs (French and International classical, Pop, Jazz, Traditional etc.). The collection has more than 300 recent and old French Pop, Rock, Reggae and Rap music. The collection includes literary books (novels, poetry and plays), books on social sciences (history, religion, philosophy) and a wide range of books on art, photography and architecture. On a more entertaining note, there are also comics, thrillers and science-fiction books. When it comes to current affairs, you can keep yourself updated with 27 magazines and 4 journals from France, the library is subscribed to Beginners (those who have just started learning French) can choose from the variety of children’s books and a series of books of easy French that comes with audiocassettes and CDs. Children will find comics, storybooks (both in French and in English) etc. (from the website:

Alliance Française de Dacca- Library

The thing attracts me much, the reading table of the library is really somewhere you’d feel like a writer more than a reader. Yes, beside the window a small table, a sweet table lamp, a French Dictionary. On the other side of the window there’s a lawn where green trees dance with the wind blow… I’m sure if you sit there with a pen an paper, you would rather come up with a piece of poem…


Alliance Française de Dacca- Study Table

Even in each & every corner of the library, there’s a photograph or something that relates to art…



  1. Joe.L said,

    April 5, 2010 at 4:58 am

    Thank you for the comment. This library looks like a truly amazing place to study, read or write. I personally love libraries and art. I’m a thinking person so I love to think especially in quiet places. Art with library what a great combination, I’d probably stay in that library for a long time. I’m assuming you’re from France, that’s pretty cool. France is one of the places I really want to travel to. I guess i’ll be browsing through your blog more often.
    au revoir for now

    • sami Alam said,

      April 5, 2010 at 5:14 am

      Thank you Joe… actually im not From France… Im from Bangladesh… But i love France as i love Bangladesh….
      Library of Alliance Francaise is really an artistic place where you can really find yourself to open up more….

      & yea…France is one of the places me also want to travel …

  2. April 5, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Un jeune philosophe. Bien fait, sami Alam.

    As someone in a very different chapter of life yet always seeking and sharing the journey with others, I’ve enjoyed wandering around on your blog. You are a seeker and obviously quite intelligent and mature. While perfume is not one of my interests, photography is. So is poetry. Your exploration of the world of fragrance is poetic. Your photos show imagination and spark.

    Good luck with your musings and your courage with languages. And thanks for visiting one of my blogs.

  3. Jacob said,

    April 5, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Hi Sami

    First of all thank you for writing in and appreciating my posts. I notice that, like me you too write almost everyday and I do appreciate the effort taken by you, particularly in choosing the appropriate pictures to complement what you write.

    You got fantastic tastes and I surely hope you can travel and visit the wonderful places that you refer to in yor writing, particularly in France since you so passionate about it.

    Best Wishes

    Jacob – Daily Inspirational and Motivational Blog Weekly Inspirational and MotivationalBlog

  4. pooftacular said,

    April 5, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    I love libraries. Being inside an ancient wonder, surrounded by books is my “happy place”. There are so many books there! Love the photos 🙂

  5. April 5, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Wow, this place sounds so magical. I wish I could go into a Library so grand and filled with a variety of things.

  6. April 5, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    I am French so this was a fun trip!

    Books … they are the windows and doors to an open mind.

  7. April 6, 2010 at 1:32 am

    Thank you for visiting our blog and leaving a comment. I’m very happy that I was introduced to your blog! I love your photography, verse, and storytelling.

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading today’s post.

    Kind Regards,

    Morgan Sheets

    • sami Alam said,

      April 7, 2010 at 1:20 am

      hi Morgan, im really glad that you’ve visited me…. Thank you…

  8. April 6, 2010 at 2:20 am

    I love the images on your site, they really capture the story you tell. :o)

  9. April 6, 2010 at 2:33 am

    Thank you for visiting my blog and thank you for taking me on a journey throught such a magnificent place. I can see how easy it would be to get lost in imagination. I too love libraries and wish I had access to those that offer such beauty.

    Hope to see you on twitter…

    • sami Alam said,

      April 7, 2010 at 1:18 am

      wow… such an outstanding complement…. Thank you Paulette… you can find these artistic libraries on Alliance Francaise that has a branch in every country… & if you ever come to bangladesh i would like to take you there with me… 🙂

  10. Momina Tahir said,

    April 6, 2010 at 2:34 am

    I love your post. It’s very inspiring as a matter of fact. I am craving books now. The idea of knowledge and illusions and art really clicked in my head. Really interesting.

    • sami Alam said,

      April 7, 2010 at 1:16 am

      Friend Momina Tahir, it was an achivement for me as you feel like that… really thanks to read like that….

  11. daisyrocket said,

    April 6, 2010 at 2:46 am

    You paint such beautiful pictures with your words. I could truly taste the essence of what you wrote.

    • sami Alam said,

      April 7, 2010 at 1:14 am

      i dont even know my words r really like that… thank you for appreciating….

  12. April 6, 2010 at 2:49 am

    don’t know how you linked into my Blog, but glad you did. I’m still a little thick-headed with cold, thus my last blog entry was cobbled together a little. However, thank you for your kind comments.
    I decided to check out your blog and glad I did. I’ve subscribed on the strength of the one article I’ve read.
    I’d like to read your blog a little more thoroughly when the cold dies completely. However, I feel I can tell that you have a real love of English; a good feel for it. I am looking forward to reading more,

    • sami Alam said,

      April 7, 2010 at 1:13 am

      wow..that was an eternal comment for me…. im really happy that you feel like that of my words…. thank you & it’ll be very kind of you if u revisit my blog….

  13. City Girl said,

    April 6, 2010 at 3:13 am


    I have to say your blog is deliciously entertaining. Keep it up, I will visit often.

    Thank you,

    City Girl Business Club

  14. presslerj said,

    April 6, 2010 at 3:29 am

    Thanks for commenting on my blog. You have some cool stuff on here. Keep it up!!

  15. weblaureate said,

    April 6, 2010 at 3:30 am

    hi. thanks for the props you left on my blog. love your writing style!

  16. robsimpsonphoto said,

    April 6, 2010 at 3:47 am

    I really liked this post, especially the photography. The first picture is especially good. Great work 🙂

  17. Emanouil Koutsios said,

    April 6, 2010 at 3:57 am

    Thanks for the coms, very nice blog, you like fashion right.. I love fashion too 😉 God bless

  18. indisputableincarnation said,

    April 6, 2010 at 4:23 am


    nice piece…I would like to write that…to comment on the outside world…I think my world is more of a think piece…for me and get into my world that was bottled as a youth and in my twenties…
    no more do I have to hide my soul..I just write it out…and it comes to life…
    writing is where it is at…

    • sami Alam said,

      April 7, 2010 at 1:01 am

      yes… i respect and appreciate your philosophy…. wonderful….

  19. Acidri said,

    April 6, 2010 at 4:36 am

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I humbly admit your blog is artistic and inspiring. Exquisitely framed and meticulously designed.
    God bless

  20. stilettostorytime said,

    April 6, 2010 at 4:57 am

    Would love to visit this library, as a librarian…all libraries intrigue me immensely. Your wording is quite beautiful even poetic at times. Lovely! Thanks for visiting Stiletto Storytime as well!

    • sami Alam said,

      April 7, 2010 at 1:30 am

      wow… you are most wellcome… i wish you to visit this one… cause truly you’re gonna love it….

  21. animalartist said,

    April 6, 2010 at 4:58 am

    Thanks for visiting my blog! I’ve really enjoyed my visit to yours and I’ll follow. I have a daily photo blog where I roam and ramble and tell stories and I love to share them as much as you do. Keep finding new things!

  22. solitude01ph said,

    April 6, 2010 at 5:01 am

    Used to study in Alliance Francaise de Manille! Love ’em! I’m in Canada now but thanks for bringing me down memory lane 🙂

    Love and light,

    Lourdes Elardo-Gant,
    Sparkle Magic & Wisdom In Relationships

  23. April 6, 2010 at 5:24 am

    Nice post. Well done. Been a long time since I spoke French or visited. This took me back, and maybe forward.
    Libraries may be a good topic for my What IF? blog.

  24. forbiddensoul562 said,

    April 6, 2010 at 5:34 am

    What an interesting way with words you have O: Love it! Awesome pics to go with, as well.

  25. Michelle said,

    April 6, 2010 at 6:04 am

    For the introduction to your blog, I thank you. I love looking at the pictures of the library, so inspiring and mysterious at the same time. Inspired to try all things French…..Also can’t wait to check out your other finds.

    Michelle Zaragoza

  26. edmfeatures said,

    April 6, 2010 at 7:06 am

    Thanks for commenting on Edmontonians’ blog. You have made a magical description of the library. Nice work! We’ll visit often.

  27. letourski said,

    April 6, 2010 at 7:07 am

    Thank you for visiting my blog. It is clear you have fiery passion for the arts. Whether it be photography or writing, it’s as if you are always inspired.


    • sami Alam said,

      April 6, 2010 at 8:29 pm

      wow… u can guess very keenly… thank you….& btw u wer right….

  28. April said,

    April 6, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Thank you so much for visiting our blog, The Gaslight Role Play – thought I’d return the favor and WOW – I love it, especially your post about Guerlain – my favorites of their perfumes are L’ehre Bleu (mispelled?) and Mitsouko, which I just received for a Christmas present. I will certainly book mark your blog and look forward to reading more!

    • sami Alam said,

      April 6, 2010 at 8:28 pm

      wow…Mitsouko is my favorite too… even collecting perfume bottles one of my passion too….

  29. April said,

    April 6, 2010 at 8:08 am

    OOOOPS – I dont know why my link shows that my blog is erased – it is not – this is where we are at :

  30. JoDee Luna said,

    April 6, 2010 at 8:11 am

    Thank you for visiting my blog and posting the encouraging comment. I enjoyed your photos of the library and your interesting post.

  31. B said,

    April 6, 2010 at 9:36 am

    I love libraries. They are such great places to write and just to people watch. Seeing what different kind of people read is interesting to me.

  32. dreamsprites said,

    April 6, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Thanks for visiting my blog!! =D I like your style of writing. It’s astoundingly attractive, laced with sensual emotions. There’s profound evidence of deep thinking in your words, and i really enjoyed reading as it reminds me of the time I used to write literary stuff.

    • sami Alam said,

      April 6, 2010 at 8:23 pm

      thank you… dont know how deep they are… its just the way i feel…

  33. April 6, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Beautiful imagery, both in words and in photography. Very evocative.

    • sami Alam said,

      April 6, 2010 at 8:22 pm

      im really glad to get this kind of comment from a great person like you….

  34. April 6, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    lovely photos. i lovooooove libraries and everything french! you have a beautiful way with words as well.

  35. mohua said,

    April 6, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    i visit d library……………ur description realy worth it………nd nyc photography…

  36. Tara said,

    April 6, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Wow, this place makes MY library look like a doughnut shop. 🙂 I’m with you, though. I LOVE libraries! There’s just something about having all that knowledge and different ideas lined up row by row. Thanks so much for sharing!

    • sami Alam said,

      April 7, 2010 at 12:59 am

      thank you…. even i love library too… specially this library….

  37. Niafreax said,

    April 7, 2010 at 6:04 am

    Loved the post ! 😀

  38. April 8, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    You make me feel as if I am right there in the library! Wonderful write!

    • sami Alam said,

      April 8, 2010 at 6:28 pm

      thank you… its not my credit i thnk… the library’s like that…

  39. Nandita Ahmed said,

    April 15, 2010 at 9:48 am

    AWSOME !!!!!!

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