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Sat Mar 21, 2015, 09:36 PM

Paris Apartment unlocked After 70 Years!!






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Reply Paris Apartment unlocked After 70 Years!! (Original post)
In_The_Wind Mar 2015 OP
Ron Obvious Mar 2015 #1
In_The_Wind Mar 2015 #2
treestar Mar 2015 #3
NJCher Mar 2015 #4
In_The_Wind Mar 2015 #7
pinboy3niner Mar 2015 #5
Aristus Mar 2015 #6
olddots Mar 2015 #8

Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 10:03 PM

1. Amazing story n/t

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 10:05 PM

2. It's beautiful.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 09:33 PM

3. Mysterious

What a thing to happen!

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 11:30 PM

4. Did you see those Mickey Mouse stuffed animals?

Wow, those things would be worth a fortune.

This is a great story. I will re-read a few more times! Thanks for posting it!



Cher

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Response to NJCher (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 23, 2015, 12:30 PM

7. As it turns out, she was Giovanni Boldini's former muse and his granddaughter.


Mrs de Florian, a ‘demimondaine’ never returned to her Paris flat after the war and died at the age of 91 in 2010.
https://parisapartment.wordpress.com/2010/10/07/urban-archaeology-sleeping-beautys-paris-apartment-discovered/



More about her life.





Marthe de Florian's Paris


Her flat was in the ninth arrondissement, on the Right Bank, near the Opéra Garnier, Folies-Bergères, and Pigalle red light district. This was your colorful Paris, your Paris of writers and artists and filmmakers. All the intellect and debauchery one might want.

Marthe de Florian lived during the Belle Époque ( French for “beautiful era”), the so-called gilded age between the end of the Franco-Prussian War and the start of World War I.

It was a period of optimism, peace, technology, and, perhaps most importantly, the flourishing of literature, music, and the arts. Names such as Zola and Monet and Matisse and Picasso came to prominence as well as Giovanni Boldini, the most renowned portraitist in his day. You were not anyone unless Boldini painted you. He, the Master of Swish, lover of the woman he painted, the woman in pink: Marthe de Florian.

http://michellegable.com/marthe-de-florians-paris/




Someone cared deeply enough for her to pay her rent for 70 years.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 11:46 PM

5. Which goes to prove...

"We'll always have parrots."


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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2015, 11:28 AM

6. This was actually a couple of years ago.

I read about it then. Amazing. Like stepping back in time...

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2015, 02:06 PM

8. jeez its time to clean the dog poop up in are yard .

 

It is so strange that any real estate in Paris could be protected from realators for so
ong .Very creepy what has kept fresh looking and what hasn't .Great post .

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