I am reminded of one on Mons' special treasures. The Mons schoolbus driver, M. Audibert, has been building matchstick models for more than half a decade. Mostly ships. The largest sailing ship he has made uses 32,000 of them. It's quite astonishing
to see the attention to detail and love that goes into these creations which have occupied the artisan for close to 60 years.
My favourite production is the scale model of Mons, which you can see below courtesy of Provence Beyond. Every street, path and building all laid out - even little lights.
There is also now a rather splendid self-portrait in matches which Jill Mcqueen kindly sent me. A real lifematchstick man, so to speak.