Lello & Irmao in Porto, Portugal. The Top 10 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World. It opened in 1906 and features stunning Art Deco woodwork, a stained glass ceiling, and ornate shelving with a dramatic staircase up the center of the store.
the drama in this image works from backlit bridge, to inky black middle ground, to gritty street-lit foreground, for dimensional depth. (Source: Manhattan Bridge, New York City photo via jennifer Oh Yeah.