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Jan 11, 2014

Saturday Trivia: We Go To Paris 1942 _ #Arts and Culture

Posted by Wendy Ewurum  |  at  2:00 PM

I came across this article on Google Plus and I meant to only mention a bit of it but these pictures are all so beautiful I want to keep them on my blog so I'm reblogging the whole thing. Thank you The Meta Picture for todays trivia, I hope you dont mind.




Madame de Florian was a French socialite and actress who fled to the south of France during World War II. She kept her apartment in Paris on the Right Bank near the Opéra Garnier, though, in case she wanted to return. However, she never went back to it after the war. Since 1942, the apartment has been sitting untouched, until recently when an auctioneer entered her apartment. What he found was a time capsule, full of treasures.
The apartment was covered in dust, perfectly preserved.
 
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All of the furniture from the time period remained just how she left it. It looks as if she was just there yesterday.
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Although it seems strange, having taxidermy pieces in one’s home was once a sign of affluence.
 
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The home is not open to the public and is still owned by her estate.
 
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Inside, a painting by Giovanni Boldini was found, a portrait of the apartment’s owner herself Madame de Florian.
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The painting was sold for 2.1 million euros and the rest of the items inside of the apartment would be worth thousands as well.
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The apartment is like a history lesson, showing what life was like during that time in Paris.
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Stepping into this apartment is like stepping into history.
The apartment was able to remain abandoned and untouched because Madame de Florian continued paying the rent until her death in 2010 at the age of 91. Despite paying the rent, she never returned.




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1 comment:

  1. Awesome stuff, Wendy with lots of details for someone writing about that era.

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