4/12/17

A step back in time

Tucked away beneath the branches of the surrounding trees is a historic treasure called Richmond Cottage. It was originally built in 1853 near the waterfront from rocks found on the land. The cottage was then moved to its present location to make way for modern buildings. If you care to read about the history of the residents, click here.













10 comments:

Tom said...

...Betty, what a fun place filled with treasures. We have a living history museum here that has a wonderful display of items from the 1800s. Thanks for stopping by, please come again.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
I love such preserved places... my mother's parents lived simply like this and I do recall, from early childhood, the women of the family having laundry days with wooden wash buckets and a large mangle; maybe not as big is the one shown here, but there were plenty of warnings about keeping little fingers away from the workings!!! YAM xx

Daniela said...

Dearest Betty,
you've shared such a treasure to me, I'm so amazed at this wonderful home, here in Italy there no such a place, alas! here we can just dream of this past I so love !!!

With so much gratitude,
I'm sending blessings on the remainder of your week


XOXO Daniela at - My little old world - ( Dany)

Photo(Geo)grapher said...

Interesting and instructive exposition. Great post

jeannettestgermain said...

That cradle is darling! But the washing machine - am glad I live now:):) A great post about the past!

Heidi said...

Liebe Betty,
solche "Freilicht-Museen" (so werden diese Einrichtungen bei uns genannt) finde ich hochinteressant. Sie vermitteln einen Eindruck wie vor vielen vielen Jahren gelebt wurde...Es ist fast wie eine Zeitmaschine...man wird zurückversetzt in längst vergangene Zeiten...und mit etwas Fantasie fühlt man, wie das Leben damals war...Ich mag das sehr!
Vielen Dank für diesen tollen Post!
Alles Liebe und ein wundervolles Osterfest!
Heidi

Rose said...

I love this...even better than my treasure I posted. I have always wanted an old truck, but I think even before that I have wanted an old cabin. Wish I could visit this place.

Sharon said...

What a lovely place to explore. The little cradle looks so sweet. And the washing machine (mangler!) is fascinating!

Klara S said...

It's a real beauty. I'd love to have cradle like this one above for my daughter :) Very pretty captures.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That sure makes me feel guilty about feeling put-upon because I had to throw yet another load into the washer yesterday !