Book Review: Les Carnets d'Alger 2 by Catherine Rossi

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Thanks to Mehdi, a viewer of my Youtube channel, for giving me this book.

Alger is the French name for Algiers, the capital of Algeria, North Africa.

This hardcover watercolour sketchbook features Algiers and the architecture. There are text that accompanies the artworks but I don't know what language they are written in.

Catherine Rossi's watercolour sketches are lovely. They are loose, vibrant and captures life in the city well. It seems like a seaside city as there are many scenes near the harbour and waterfront. The architecture is also interesting as I was told by Mehdi that Algeria was part of the French colonisation (1830–1962) and that period left behind some really beautiful buildings, just like how you can find Portugal or European style architecture in Macau.

This book was published in 2008. There's no ISBN number so I don't know where you can find the book online.

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