The Paris Flat That Time Forgot

Via Daily Telegraph / How To Be A Retronaut / Thomas Negovan:

“Mrs de Florian never returned to her Paris flat after the war and died at the age of 91 in 2010. Behind the door, under a thick layer of dust lay a treasure trove of turn-of-the-century objects including a painting by the 19th century Italian artist Giovanni Boldini.”

“Entering the untouched, cobweb-filled flat in Paris’ 9th arrondissement, one expert said it was like stumbling into the castle of Sleeping Beauty, where time had stood still since 1900.”

“‘There was a smell of old dust,’ said Olivier Choppin-Janvry, who made the discovery. Walking under high wooden ceilings, past an old wood stove and stone sink in the kitchen, he spotted a stuffed ostrich and a Mickey Mouse toy dating from before the war, as well as an exquisite dressing table…”

(Read more at the Daily Telegraph.) 

3 Responses to “The Paris Flat That Time Forgot”

  1. Jaye Says:

    What a find! Looks a bit like Trelkowski’s digs from The Tenant.

  2. Steve Harris Says:

    Wow, Very Cool! Looks like the room from the latest Sherlock Holmes movie. It’s amazing how some people see this as their junk in the attic and to someone else it’s a treasure. Thanks for sharing the story.

  3. MishyC Says:

    I think I’m in love