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A Parisian Apartment Left Untouched For Over 70 Years Was Discovered in the Quartier of Pigalle

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Dec. 7th, 2012 | 10:32 pm
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posted by: alivemagdolene in abandonedplaces

Apologies if this has been posted about before, but I hadn't seen it and it seemed relevant to our interests.

From the article: The owner of this apartment, Mrs. De Florian left Paris just before the rumblings of World War II broke out in Europe. She closed up her shutters and left for the South of France, never to return to the city again. Seven decades later she passed away at the age of 91. It was only when her heirs enlisted professionals to make an inventory of the Parisian apartment she left behind, that this time capsule was finally unlocked.

The Paris Time Capsule Apartment

The pictures, especially of the old toys, are really amazing.

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candream

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from: candream
date: Dec. 9th, 2012 03:37 pm (UTC)
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This is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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Madame Magdolene Lives, esq™

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from: alivemagdolene
date: Dec. 10th, 2012 12:18 am (UTC)
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My pleasure. This is one of those stories too good to keep to oneself.

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Barking at the wind

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from: evil_little_dog
date: Dec. 9th, 2012 03:54 pm (UTC)
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That's absolutely gorgeous.

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darkelady

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from: darkelady
date: Dec. 9th, 2012 04:27 pm (UTC)
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Amazing! And I am intirgued by the stuffed ostrich.

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Madame Magdolene Lives, esq™

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from: alivemagdolene
date: Dec. 10th, 2012 12:21 am (UTC)
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I love that it has the piece of clothing draped on it. I'm choosing to believe it was left that way, and it was something she (the original tenet) did all the time. ^_^

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Madame Magdolene Lives, esq™

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from: alivemagdolene
date: Dec. 10th, 2012 12:23 am (UTC)
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My pleasure, and I can't help but think if she ever wondered about it over the past seven decades-- I mean, she must have left at least something of sentimental value.

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Disgruntled_Girl: Harbinger of Chaos.

I wish there were more pictures.

from: disgruntledgrrl
date: Dec. 9th, 2012 07:43 pm (UTC)
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Wow to pay rent on a place you haven't lived in 70 years. Her credit rating is the stuff of the gods.

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Madame Magdolene Lives, esq™

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from: alivemagdolene
date: Dec. 10th, 2012 12:24 am (UTC)
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I liked the first people likening it to Sleeping Beauty's castle. ^_^

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pickleboot

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from: pickleboot
date: Dec. 10th, 2012 01:39 am (UTC)
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i remember the stir the painting caused. what an amazing thing in such a big city as paris.

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The Adventures of Blitz

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from: blitzen_
date: Dec. 13th, 2012 01:23 pm (UTC)
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That website is bloody awesome! Some great stuff in there.

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