Since yesterday was the first Sunday of the month (November already - how scary is that!) I went into Aix to visit the monthly market of old and secondhand books, held in the Place de l'Hotel de Ville. I sauntered around the various stalls - nothing really grabbed me until the very moment I was about to leave when this bundle of architects blueprints from the beginning of last century caught my eye.
They seem to be the work of a firm called "Etablissements Tricotel", based at Asnieres in Paris. Aren't they great! Such a wonderful colour and the designs are beautiful - ranging from the Hotel de la Poste in Rouen, to Mme Cornu's rustic garden furniture. I wish I knew how these were made - if you know perhaps you could let me in on the secret.
Of course the idea behind purchasing them was to use them in some of my bookbinding endeavours, so I made this simple little pamplet yesterday evening, just cos I couldn't wait to see one made up - I am rather impatient sometimes! Here are a few more close-up photos of the finished article.
Wonder how many of the projects that were constructed have lasted as long as the blueprints?