Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Vintage
I am quite fascinated by photographs of old books so, when I find a good collection, I love to share. You will love this set of fabulous Spanish photographs. The set is called "diary of the book-lover" and the very talented photographer is Jelens


10 comments:

Mlle Paradis said...

Lovely post as always Fiona. Loved the glass ornaments too. The books are so atmospheric. What a great library too. Do you mind if I borrow the "doll class" pic for posting chez moi tomorrow? I'm posting my favorite blog moments of the past week. I'll be posting a link to you too! Cheers!

Cate said...

Such beautiful photos, I love the pattern printed on the pages on the second to last pic. I've never seen that in quite so much detail before,simply lovely.

Joan@anthinggoeshere said...

Here is a blog you might really enjoy. Someone who loves books and type. paulthurlby.blogspot.com/ xo Joan

Fiona Cartolina said...

Mlle Paradis - please borrow whatever you like!
Thanks for the comments everyone - I knew you'd like these images!

Linda said...

Lovely photo's. I spent many hours in the stacks of the old Vancouver Public Lib. searching for information and these reminded me of those days and the wonderful collection of old books housed there.

liza said...

If you love photos of old books you will flip for Cara Barer, photographer from Houston, TX. Cara's been photographing books for several years, has won multiple awards and book cover contracts, shows in a few select galleries, and will knock yer socks off. http://seesaw.typepad.com/blog/cara-barer/

Nan Smith said...

You might enjoy this very whimsical take on old books: http://www.thisintothat.com/ – the work of Jim Rosenau. Enjoy

Rita Leal said...

Here it is a gorgeous library in a portuguese convent.

http://www.ippar.pt/english/monumentos/palacio_mafra.html

Or just see a picture here

http://www.travelblog.org/Photos/Popped/2257306

Fiona Cartolina said...

Thanks for all the links everyone. Rita those images are amazing! Everytime I post images of old books there are lots of interesting comments - I guess we all like old books. I really appreciate the comments.
Fiona

Rita Leal said...

=) I'm glad you like it!

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