Old books that come back to the present in the form of wonders. πŸ“š


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Often a walk can be a pleasant surprise, as I often find.

Walking through the streets, if you are attentive and know how to look around you, you can find wonders.

Being attentive and taking into account the details, these steps can lead us to travel through time. I love those and in this case it has taken me far away with surprising wonders.

I found an open door, a beautiful one, where at first I thought you couldn't enter because it seemed to be a government building.


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But as soon as I entered I saw this sign, there was an exhibition and the entrance was free.


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I went back outside to find out what the place was all about.

The building at the entrance has the following legend "Sociedad econΓ³mica amigos del paΓ­s" (Economic Society Friends of the Country).


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And when I looked to the side it seemed that the building belonged to the tourist office. And it claimed to be "La Casa de Consulado "La EconΓ³mica". A place dedicated to promoting the history and culture of the people of Malaga.

A baroque style building dating back to the end of the 18th century, I love to find this kind of cultural and architectural marvels.

But what caught my attention was the exhibition inside, although I didn't really know what it was about.

The sign at the entrance was entitled "The cabinet of wonders", an exhibition of ancient books, where the most remote in history dates back to the 8th century, which was a surprise for me.


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The entrance was magnificent, art in the decoration, from a coat of arms, a very old boot and souvenirs for tourists.


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At the top of the entrance to the inner courtyard was this amazing sculpture, with magical lighting.


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The inner courtyard showed plants, a water fountain and some plaques with inscriptions.

But quickly I could see another sign indicating the entrance to the exhibition or rather the entrance to another time.


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I really felt as I entered that I was transported back to a time when printing was the protagonist, but in a different way. The time capsule took me far away.


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The whole room had signs indicating both periods in history and the explanation of what was to be seen in the showcases.


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Decoration in keeping with the time, books on a table. Knowledge is power, I always say.


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One look around made me know that I was going to love this.


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I admired each and every one of these books, from them flowed not only a moment in history, but the beauty of the artistry with which they were made.


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Many of the books marked the beginnings of the quest for certain knowledge, to know more and more.

But on all subjects, such as nature, plants, geography, history.


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It seems that a book of happiness was also written and there it was in front of me.


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Exploring the world and the beginnings of it was very present in this exhibition. It marks a moment in history where there were many theories about it and they have been captured in books where their beauty is otherworldly.


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For example, there was a book with the atlases of the time, which was wonderful to admire.


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I was also able to find many books about the religion of the time, writings, bibles and everything related to faith and devotion.


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In those times this subject, especially in Catholicism, was important and was very much linked to art.


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I could even find an old book about the apocalypse and the illustrations were beautiful.


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Themes dedicated to time and its perception as well as art and leisure time were there in books.

All matters of life in general had a space between pages, letters and beautiful illustrations.

Each one I looked at was more beautiful than the other, the art was present in a very striking way throughout the exhibition.


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In this part of the tour, I was able to come across scrolls of different kinds, and they really caught my attention. So much beauty, style and detail.


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Finally, in the last part of the exhibition, there were five books, but this time open on one page and where the binding, the pages and the box containing them stood out.

Really very old and of great historical value.


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I couldn't help but be amazed by the texture of the illustrations, the colour of the leaves, the gilding of the edges.


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The binding was so beautiful, with such good taste and quality that I couldn't stop looking at it.


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And that each book has a box in the same style as the binding was amazing.


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As the name says, inside the display there were only wonders, and wonders that my eyes could not stop looking at. Beauty and art plus wisdom from another time. It was all perfect.


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It was a walk that happened surprisingly, which I love, because the surprise was a nice trip back in time. I love books and what they represent.

I really enjoyed this find and being able to bring it here.


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Thank you very much for joining me on this Wednesday walk. Best regards to all of you and see you next time.
Amonet.



All photographs are my own.

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Hello @avdesing
It's good that you were attentive and discovered this beautiful place, the things you found there are beautiful, I like the colorful drawings in the books

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The illustrations are what I liked the most, so beautiful and so well done! Thank you very much @miprimerconcurso ❀️

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Magnificent baroque building, but above all magnificent hand-painted books. I thought it was a wonderful exhibition. I don't think you know it, but my passion for books led me to study to become a librarian and I worked for a year in the Community of Madrid, then circumstances took me on another path. Those books are true works of art. At home I keep something more modest, the works of Buffon, a biologist of the 18th century. In these books there is a collection of marvelous plates. There is a hand-painted edition. In the one I have, there are only ink plates, without color, but it is wonderful to walk through the book. As there were no photographers, they were painted following the description of those who saw an animal or person. I leave you a photo of the plate of a Lama.

A big hug

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Interesting drawing! I didn't know you were so fond of books or that you were a librarian. It's really cool. I don't know much about that but what I liked the most were the illustrations, the letters, the type of paper. It was great to find this exhibition!

I have more pictures of books, I'll bring them back! Thank you very much @enraizar πŸ“š

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Yes, I love books, at the time I was able to visit the Archivo de Indias in Savilla and the National Library and see part of their collections. I love books before the printing press. But, in addition to the circumstances, I realized that it is one thing to love books and another thing to be a librarian.

I look forward to seeing those photographs.

Good afternoon @avdesign.

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Soon soon, it will be a Sunday! They are beautiful books, different from this publication and wonderful, the ones I liked the most.

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Wow, your city is every artist's dream. Such beautiful art history and design so easily available. The city I live in didn't even exist when some of those books were written

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The truth is that I am happy to be here, to have chosen this place to live without even knowing the wonders I would find. Thank you always for being here!❀️

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Everything is beautiful in that place, those wonderful books from the past, something we don't know. I know that this experience you lived will serve you for your wonderful creations. Thank you friend for sharing because in addition to the images your description is so detailed. My love to you.πŸ₯°β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈ

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It was a pleasant surprise to find this place, now I know that there are regular exhibitions there so I can go there more often. It has really inspired things in my mind. Thank you very much @mamani πŸ˜ƒ

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Β‘Has ido al Gabinete de las Maravillas! Beautiful stroll full of history and wisdom, all that books know how to contain and keep. πŸ˜‰

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Those books were... like finding treasure in an exploration, it was great! So much history and art!😍

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Walks through your city are always surprising, you always discover something beautiful.
Great that you discovered this exhibition
Have a beautiful morning dear friend @avdesing

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Every day I surprise myself more and more and I love the walks because I find things as I go along. Thank you @jlufer πŸ˜ƒ

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Apenas abrΓ­ la publicaciΓ³n la fachada me impresiono. Dije: Esto por dentro debe ser una belleza jajajajajaj,

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