Friday, May 29, 2009

Untold Story of Henri Pol

This is an entry in my own altered book themed "Untold Stories" that I´ve wanted to do for a while now. Some time ago I´ve found an article in my newspaper telling the story of a vintage Parisian postcard that shows Henri Pol, a man who was famous for being familiar with the birds he fed in Paris every day. The article taught me that this person has been the real life original of the man feeding birds that Rilke described in his novel "Malte Laurids Brigge", one of my favourite books. Of course I had known that text passage (that I´ve written down here), and maybe I had seen the postcard before, but when I read the article now, I immediately recognized that I even own a rubber stamp featuring that person! So the idea for a journal page was born, and here it is as my entry for this week´s Saturday´s Workout theme "Altered Books".

22 comments:

Lori Saul said...

This is a fantastic entry for this theme- I'm really drawn into the story and your images. So beautifully done!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Hi Marion...what a wonderful and interesting presentation for this theme....hopefully look forward to seeing and reading more about it as time passes.

herminesplace said...

Greta spread, great story.

Martina2801 said...

Das sieht ja mal bombastisch aus, Marion. Mal was ganz Anderes. Super Idee mit dem "Vogeldresseur".
Schönes WE wünsche ich Dir.

Sandy said...

Boah wie klasse. Nesuper Idee für einen Eintrag.

Vielen lieben Dank Marion für diesen Beitrag zu SaWo.

Christine said...

Ohhh Superb!

Marilyn Rock said...

This is a perfectly themed spread for your altered book. And; to think you had a stamp of Pol! It was meant to be!

Janny said...

Great!

Rein said...

das sieht super aus!

Angela Sturm said...

Was für eine romantische vergessene Geschichte. Die Journalidee ist einfach großartig ! Ich freue mich auf hoffentlich viele weitere erzählende Einträge !

Jane Farr said...

Terrific spread and journal entry Marion. Great story!

Seth said...

The birth of this spread sounds like synchronicity to me! It looks wonderful.

Lynn Stevens said...

this is something I'd love to sit and read!

Nan said...

So interesting..I hope we see more of your book!

bockel24 said...

Nan, you can find six more finished spreads if you click on the label "Journals and Altered Books".

Char said...

Wonderful journal idea. Fabulous.

ute said...

superklasse und eine tolle Umsetzung und Idee

Ozstuff said...

I love the story and your book is wonderful. Beautiful and thoughtful work.

Jocelyne said...

Really beautiful !

Sue said...

This is beautiful and I love the story behind your page x

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

wonderful pages Marion and reading the back story is so very interesting too!

filetta said...

Very interesting page ! love it !