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Fenetres Sur Les Îles

Maisons des Îles de la Madeleine

George Fischer

  Nimbus Publishing
  Hardback · 64 pages
  8 x 10.5 inches
  Language:  English
  Released:  January 2005
  ISBN:  1551094460

Dans l’enpremier (parce qu’il est bien difficile de tenir un discours acadien sensé sans faire un détour dans ces temps quasi mythiques.) On ne peinturait pas les maisons de toutes les coulour comme aujourd’hui. Et ce, entre autres, pour la meilleure raison du monde: ces belles peintures résistant au climat n’existaient tout simplement pas encoure. From the introduction: If I remember correctly, it was the yellow that started this whole business of painting the rainbow on the houses. It was a bright yellow, pure, like the sun in summer and harvest time. Was it in order to forget the darker days of autumn, the shorter days of winter or the dark clouds and the rain of spring as one waits for the first dandelions to come out? It was like infectiousness all over the Magdalens: in Grande-Entrée, Gros-Cap, Pointe-Basse so many house were yellow. …Oh houses of the islands! If Goethe had seen you, he would have changed his theory on colours…. You are the reflection of those who inhabit you: solitary, stubborn and colourful.

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