Sunday, 18 October 2009
le corbusier à roquebrune cap martin
Last week I finally was in the right place at the right time to be on a tour of Le Corbuiser's Cabanon at Roquebrune Cap Martin.
From the train station at Roquebrune I walked down a flight of steep stairs to the beach. It was Friday earlish in the morning and I'd not had breakfast as I'd thought I'd easily find a café. In fact there was no café in Roquebrune other than a beach café closed for the season. However, there was a guy alone at one of the café tables eating his petit dej. It turned out he was the owner and he offered to bring me a café, along with a pile of old clippings and info about Le Cabanon. After my café I climbed back up to the train station - the meeting spot for the beginning of the tour.
I was so excited to see the Cabanon I'd read so much about. Although the cabin itself was interesting, I think he refined his ideas more perfectly in the camping cabins also on the site. These are photos from these little cabins.The play of light on the bright red, blue and yellow he used, against the deep blue of the med, was superb.
I'll show images of Le Corbusier's cabin in another post.