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Stories from Portico - 26 Jan

Here I share some of my moments of working at The Portico Library as a volunteer.

A wooden noughts and crosses game. a timeless gadget put smile on my face.

در ابتدا نظرم به نمونه‌ی چوبی بازی دایره و ضربدر جلب شد. سرگرمی بین‌المللی که امروزه هم بازی می‌شود.

Treasurer of the week was an amazing book full of colourful images reproduced to mimic the images inside the pyramids.

گنجینه‌ی این هفته کتابی بود مملو از نقش‌هایی با رنگ‌های زنده که از نقاشی‌های داخل اهرام کپی شده.

It was interesting to see the symbol of the interlocking Cs used in the Chanel Icon in one of the painting of the book. See if you can spot it in the following picture.

در عکس زیر نمادی که قرن‌ها بعد شانل برای برند خود انتخاب کرده را می‌بینیم. می‌توانید آنرا در عکس زیر ببینید؟

The answer is revealed in the following picture.

پاسخ را در عکس زیر ببینید.

A quick search on the internet revealed the following info. on the Chanel Icon.

"According to the French marque, Chanel designed the interlocking Cs in 1925 as a homage to a monastery in Aubazine, France, where she spent most of her childhood. The French designer was said to have been inspired by the geometric patterns of stained glass windows in the chapel at the monastery."

But I found a possible different source for Chanel icon at Portico :)

Generally, the book was in a very good condition. Here was see a tear in one of the pages of the book.

پارگی که با چسب ترمیم شده در یکی از صفحات کتاب.

Looking through a magnifying glass the pigments and the golden edge of the black sections are visible.

مطالعه زیر ذره‌بین خطوط طلایی اطراف رنگ مشکی را نمایان ساخت.

Many images stained the page opposite.

ردپای خیلی از رنگ‌ها بر صفحه‌ی مقابل منتقل شده بود.

Amongst other works I discovered a book signed by the authors.

در میان دیگر کتاب‌ها به کتابی امضا شده توسط نویسنده رسیدم.

And information on how to adapt a book.

I also got to use the library's antique ladder. Of course, I didn't slide from one end to the other end of the room as in Jungle Cruise and many other movies.

نردبان آنتیک کتابخانه را هم توانستم استفاده کنم. البته نه آن گونه که در فیلم‌های هالیوودی در برخی از صحنه‌های داخل کتابخانه نشان داده می‌شود :)

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