Giant balloons of popular characters from the long-running Doraemon anime TV series float above the entrance to the Roppongi Hills mega-complex in Tokyo. 

French photographer Thibaud Poirier has created a series of photos documenting 25 of Europe’s grandest and beautiful great libraries. Poirier’s images capture the vast interior spaces of what he calls “temples of cultural worship.” In all of the these images the libraries are empty.