• My godfather's chair. Empty for more than a decade now. With bunny cushions because my godmother loves bunnies.
  • Sculpture that used to scare me when I was a kid.
  • Table of the 17th century.
  • Gnome bought from a trip to Norway.
  • My late godfather.
  • Here used to stand a book of Montaigne, an edition of the 16th century. She gave it to my godfather's son. It was the first thing he asked when he heard about the selling...

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As I'm writing this in Taiwan, my Belgian godmother is showing her apartment to visitors who might be interested in buying it. I feel really bad about it as I grew up with her, and her late husband, my godfather, who died several years back. I used to come here every wednesday afternoon to study. She would help me with my homework.

Time has passed. She's now living alone, in this peculiar out of time bourgeois apartment. She said to me "I don't care anymore, I have nobody, it's too big, and I can't walk properly..."

While she said those words, I projected myself and saw my room filled with "modern" gizmos, toys, computer, and imagined that one day, it will look obsolete through another one's eye.

I wish I could buy her apartment and make something out of it... But mostly, I really hope she's kidding about planning to live in a 12 meter square senior home...

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  1. lovemecsy 75 months ago | reply

    A very good house, I love it very much !!

  2. Cleau 75 months ago | reply

    A beautiful image
    And a beautiful house

  3. Shawn Bierman [deleted] 75 months ago | reply

    An amazing room. The bookcase and crown molding are my favorites. A terrible situation for your Godmother.

  4. victortan47 [deleted] 74 months ago | reply

    great shot

  5. Everything and the rest 74 months ago | reply


    Thanks for the comments!
    The house is truly spectacular in a very peculiar way! Thanks for your concern also. :)

  6. Karin Crona 74 months ago | reply

    I love this interior!

  7. Everything and the rest 74 months ago | reply

    I'm going there tomorrow! Hopefully, I'll take some more pics... (by the way, how to make those buddy icon smaller? I see you can do this...)

  8. Veronica Song 74 months ago | reply

    Classic and most interested me is the bookshelf...hehe

    Books are always the best taste for room.

    Btw, I am listening a band called Mint from your country. really nice, just like your pics!

  9. *riCoriCo* 70 months ago | reply

    buy it back when you be able to,and let her grow old there with her sweetest memories ^^ while you could make an office or sth...

  10. Everything and the rest 70 months ago | reply

    A late reply is never too late... Thanks! Is Mint from Belgium or Taiwan?
    I thought about that. Just one thing... how long should I save to buy it? Ahlala...

  11. Veronica Song 70 months ago | reply

    Mint is from Belgium.:)

    recently I bought white bookshelf from IKEA...not so expensive.

  12. Everything and the rest 70 months ago | reply

    I've got to go to IKEA, really :D

  13. Veronica Song 70 months ago | reply

    ha, really?

    I thought maybe you don't wanna go to IKEA cuz it is a little bit boring for designer
    ^_^

  14. Everything and the rest 70 months ago | reply

    Ikea is really useful for lazy designers ;), but don't tell anyone, hihihi... cheap design right, but at least there's the word design in it. xD

  15. farbud 70 months ago | reply

    what is it with u and these tear-making descriptions?

  16. Everything and the rest 69 months ago | reply

    I'm just a sentimental boy who doesn't want to grow up...

  17. Kira Sheker 69 months ago | reply

    These are really gorgeous of your godmother's apartment.
    I hope she stays. :)

  18. Everything and the rest 69 months ago | reply

    Thanks! She's staying :)

  19. Almost Jones 64 months ago | reply

    I also love the room, the stories and the kitch painting above the fire place. Your grandmother has wonderful taste. I hope she finds her bliss again.

  20. Clara Roman 63 months ago | reply

    This is just wonderful! you captured the room so beautifully. I love the bookshelve and the chair with the bunnies. These actually make the room have a unique touch!

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