HOUSE PORN: An Abandoned Paris Apartment, Unlocked After 70 Years.

Before Hitler’s army arrived at their doorsteps, many Parisians fled the city to escape the German occupation. Many walked away leaving most of their worldly possessions behind. Most of those—who were able, returned after the war only to discover they had little to nothing to come back to.

But Mrs De Florian, who had fled for the south of France before the outbreak of the Second World War never returned, even though she lived a long life before dying recently at age 91.

And even though she never returned, the apartment she left stayed intact and untouched for over 70 years.

Described as “caked in dust and full of turn-of-the century treasures,” this Paris apartment is a time capsule, left stagnant in an almost unimaginable frozen state. For seven decades the home was abandoned, and was only discovered three years ago after Mrs De Florian’s heirs had the apartment unlocked, and  touched for the first time in over 70 years.

The images are shocking when you consider these contents have rested silently and alone for so long. It gives one pause as to the value of “things” and the impact we have on their existence.

Source: The Daily Mail

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