Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Apartment Time Forgot

For 70 years this apartment sat empty, abandoned by a woman before World War II.

When she died at 91 years old her apartment was opened for the first time in 70 years. Much like Howard Carter opening King Tut's tomb it truly was stepping back into the 1930s/1940s complete with dust, cobwebs, a million dollar painting, and other treasures. Neither words nor photographs can describe this feeling.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Romae Natalis Beati

Happy 2,776th birthday to the Eternal City of Rome. Rome was founded by twin brothers Romulus and Remus who were conceived by the pagan god Mars who snuck into a virgin's temple both literally and figuratively. The twins were thrown into the Tiber River where they were found and raised by a wolf. There is no way I can compress millennia of Roman history in a single post so enjoy the pictures. Go here for the Daily Mail article for these and more pictures.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Gilmore's Florist & Gifts

Since 1937, Gilmore's Florist & Gifts has provided awesome floral arrangements for any occasion based out of Conroe, Texas. I remember as a kid going up there to visit my aunt and cousins who showed us the nursery nestled in the woods on the property behind the store. Sadly I only remember bits and pieces of exploring the forest, walking through the nursery, and family get togethers. Over time my only encounter with the store was in passing while driving to and from college. It wasn't until this year that stepped foot in the store in many years while planning my wedding. There was never any doubt to use my family's business (who did an outstanding job by the way). I tried to bring up memories upon seeing the store for the first time in years but alas I couldn't. Instead I took some pictures to share.

Since 1937

Now I don't know if this register was actually used here or a prop.

For anyone in the Conroe area who needs a floral arrangements allow me to plug Gilmore's Florist!