#2019Bestnine on Instagram

We are pleased about the 10,587 likes we have received for our 108 posts in the year 2019 on our Instagram account @bsbmuenchen.

#2019Bestnine on Instagram | © BSB

#2019Bestnine on Instagram | © BSB

These are the nine most successful images.
The three photos with most likes were [front row from left to right]:

  • the view from the roof of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, looking on the Theatine Church and the Frauenkirche in Munich.
  • a photo from the STERN archive, which, with 15 million photos, constitutes one of the largest photo collections in the German-language area, and which came to Munich in 2019 as a donation of the Hamburg publishing house Gruner + Jahr.
    Details on the posted photograph: The stolen sabre of King Baudouin, Leopoldsville (today Kinshasa), Democratic Republic of the Congo, 30 June 1960. This image is possibly the epitome of the end of colonialism in Africa. The white man loses the symbol of his power; the black man's face reflects both triumph and panic.
  • a view of one of our huge external stacks on World Book Day (#WorldBookDay).