Tuesday, February 23, 2010

My back yard

Someone asked (and others of you probably wondered) where on earth I stumbled upon the old photograph of my house that I showed you a few days ago.

It's a very good question. In fact, over the years I knew from neighbours that old picture post cards existed of this place from back when it was a dairy. A few years ago an old man that lives just near us came over and mentioned that he had the whole set and that he'd show them to me if I'd like.

I quickly got them and made decent scans and here they are. I had several of them enlarged and framed to hang around the office and visitors like that.

This one for you today shows what is now our kitchen and dining room on the left, Raphael & Camille's apartment on the right, top floor overlooking what is now our back yard — barely recognizable today from this picture. :-)

The caption under the picture reads "Cooperative Dairy of Marçon — The Meeting Room" and it's your guess which room they're referring to.

Incidentally, it's nice to know that even at that time this property has been associated with Citroën cars! (That's just a joke, folks. Can anyone put a positive identification on that car?)


  1. How wonderful to live in a building with so much history...you know me ;) I'm so glad you were able to get these scans and enlarge them for the home.

    No idea on the car...ha ha. But I bet Floyd would know!

  2. When you showed us the first picture of your house I meant to ask you to let us have any further pictures. It's so interesting to see how it has "grown up"!