Happy Commonsversary to the Bibliothèque de Toulouse!Posted by zyrcster in Articles
Famille Crouzats, au Port de Venasque, Luchon, 6 septembre 1898, 1890
Bibliothèque de Toulouse: TRU C 343
A very happy Commonsversary to the Bibliothèque de Toulouse! They joined the Flickr Commons on June 28, 2008 with images of the Pyrénées from 100 years ago. They upload to the Commons on a very regular basis, so there is a variety of scenes to explore in their Flickr stream.
|La côte basque chronicles life 100 years ago on the Basque Coast.
Most of these images are by Eugène Trutat, the Director of the Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle de Toulouse and a pioneer of photography.
La Côte Basque, Biarritz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques
|The set Architecture, monuments et archéologie contains valuable images of dolmens in France — prehistoric human-made rock structures.||
Dolmen, Mas d’Azil, Ariège
|Some favorites in the Toulouse’s stream are of the French countryside and culture, and the set A bicyclette … illustrates well the jovial air of their collection.||
Mlle X en vélo, Luchon
|Trutat also took some of the earliest photochromes. The archives of these autochromes also contains many geotagged images.||
Vue sur le château de la rue du Lycée, Foix
|My personal favorites in their Flickr photostream are those of the bridges and aqueducts, some of which date back to the Roman era.||
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Ponts et aqueducs
|No trip to France is complete without a visit to the miraculous Lourdes. Included in this set are a few marvelous stereograms.||
A la grotte, Lourdes, 23 août 1898
Do take a stroll through the Toulouse’s stream and post up your favorites. Joyeux anniversaire!