Time capsule apartment

January 6, 2014

time capsule apartment - drifter and the gypsy blog

Hi guys! Well it’s 2014 now and to me that just doesn’t seem real. Time goes by so fast, I don’t even count by years much anymore. I didn’t really make any resolutions because they’re always the same stuff I tell myself everyday: don’t be so analytical, don’t stress the small stuff, and don’t be so hard on yourself. Except this time maybe I’ll follow through:)

Anyway, let’s start off Drifter & the Gypsy’s first post of 2014 with this breathtaking Parisian apartment.

time capsule apartment - drifter and the gypsy blog

It was owned by Madame de Florian, a socialite and actress who fled to the South of France during World War II. Although she never returned to Paris, she continued to pay her rent until she died at age 91. The apartment was left unoccupied since 1942.

time capsule apartment - drifter and the gypsy blog
time capsule apartment - drifter and the gypsy blog

In 2010, it was discovered by auctioneer¬†Olivier Choppin-Janvry. The apartment was fully furnished and untouched. It’s crazy to think of how much social turmoil occurred during those years, yet the apartment remained undisturbed through it all.

time capsule apartment - drifter and the gypsy blog
time capsule apartment - drifter and the gypsy blog

The apartment is currently not open to the public (and okay, maybe it is a little creepy… I’d definitely be creeped out to go inside), but these pictures are enough to blow your mind.

(images via bello)

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