Thursday, 18 July 2013

Spot the Differences #1



14 comments:

Tim said...

I'd say the tree on the left is exactly the same! P

Colin and Elizabeth said...

A good picture of Simon on the cart and not on the first picture

chm said...

It seems to me there was originally a dormer window [or whatever is a "chien assis" in English] in your attic. Is it where the new bathroom is?

Simon said...

CHM Well spotted Sir!! There was indeed a dormer in what is now the bathroom. By the time we bought the house it had been replaced with just a little glass clerestory window (there's a French term for this, but I can't bring it to mind)

Tim said...

The electric arrived between times...
Your neighbour has either a new house on the old floorplan... or has also got rid of the dormers!
Either way, it looks like the roof angle has been altered.

Carolyn said...

You traded in the horse and cart.

Tim said...

Susan looks much younger in the B&W photo!

Jean said...

There's no give way sign in the old photo !!
Also, the house below gained a chimney.

Anton said...

I can't believe the person in the window is still standing vigil after all these years!

Susan said...

Carolyn and Anton: LOL.

The two things we particularly noticed were the dormer window and the electrical wires.

We think the photo dates from between the wars (probably the 1930s).

Dean France said...

Nice job blending the two photos. That's really fun to see.

Simon said...

I wish we could resurrect the Dubonnet advert and get rid of the wiring (the posh people up near the chateau have underground services).

On the other hand, I quite like the fact that modern life is in colour.

Simon said...

Susan says "we". I think the photo is earlier. We have a later photo (1939)showing the same man as observably much more properous (I'm being polite),

I would have said about 1920. The man standing on the ground is Georges Poupineau, who married in 1920. In his wedding photo he looks the same shape as shown here, rather than the well fed gentleman of 1939.

Susan said...

Dean: Simon had multiple goes at getting it just right.

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