Monday, May 27, 2013

Some things never change

This is a postcard of a house in La Rochelle, our guess is that it was taken 40 to 50 years ago. I won’t say where it is, but if you’ve been there, you’ve probably walked past it.

Rob went out and took a photograph of it yesterday. I wonder what happened to the children.


A Lady's Life said...

Sometimes I go back to the place I lived and its changed so much, there is nothing left of the life we lived and loved there.The old neighbors died and the kids moved on.
Now it's congested and packed with cars and new people totally changing the atmosphere of the place.So sad to see places like this destroyed by progress.

Isobel Adams said...

Yes, it's remarkable how some places manage to change very little over the years while others become almost recognizable or non-existent. I guess it's all due to whether the owners are diligent with the upkeep or if the place is lucky enough to be restored. It's neat that you were able to get a recent photograph of the place. :)

Anji Knutsen said...

A lady's Life: This row of houses near to the sea front are just as exclusive today as when they were built. we sold the card to someone who lives close to that address - I wonder if it was one of the children... I've never gone back to the farm where I grew up, it's a golf course now.

Isobel: We are fortunate to live near to a town which has very strict regulations on renovation to the old buildings in its centre. Last week the town hall caught fire - hundreds of years gone up within hours. It will be restored but it will take years and years