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Thomas Paine's Cottage

 
 
wandeljw
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jan, 2009 11:52 am
@gustavratzenhofer,
gustavratzenhofer wrote:
Is that a duncan phyfe table?


I myself do not know how to identify antique furniture, Gus. Hemingway's father was a well-to-do physician and probably owned some nice stuff.
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jan, 2009 11:57 am
It appears to me that you live in a rather nice neighborhood, wandel -- rubbing shoulders with the Hemingways and all that.

I would imagine if I entered such a neighborhood the alarms would sound rather quickly.
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jan, 2009 12:02 pm
Here's a view of some of Galena's buildings. Click on the photo for some close examination of the structures. (Of course the English are probably laughing at this)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4f/Galena_Il_Galena_Historic_District_Downtown1.JPG
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jan, 2009 01:15 pm
Madame de Pompadour's, and later Marie Antoinette's, private hide away "Petite Trianon":

http://picture-imagine.neuf.fr/images/le%20petit%20trianon.jpg
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jan, 2009 01:31 pm
@Green Witch,
Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, thanks for thinking of that..
Green Witch
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jan, 2009 01:43 pm
@ossobuco,
Yes, nothing like an appropriately proportioned palace to make one feel at home.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jan, 2009 02:12 pm
@Green Witch,
I have a charming old post card of it somewhere.. (not that I've been there.)
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Foxfyre
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jan, 2009 02:20 pm
Pearl Buck's home in Hillsboro WV. We visited there and toured the premises the summer we lived in West Virginia in 1984.

http://www.pearlsbuckbirthplace.com/skyrite.jpg

Pearl Buck was one of my very favorite authors when I was a child and teen, and one who expanded my horizons and helped me see a piece of the world through the eyes of people very different from myself but whom I came to feel that I knew and understood. Visiting here was a special treat for me.
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Sglass
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jan, 2009 07:08 pm
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
I liked the John Brown stuff. He was my great great uncle.
aidan
 
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Reply Sat 24 Jan, 2009 01:27 am
@Sglass,
Stephen King's house in Bangor Maine (I used to live in walking distance of this neighborhood and would see Stephen King and his wife at little league games - very nice people (those are iron spiders and bats on his gates)
http://www.destination360.com/north-america/us/maine/images/s/maine-stephen-king-house.jpg
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