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How a time slip window might appear, in six of the world's great cities

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At the Entrance to the Temple Mount, Jerusalem (1886), by Gustav Bauernfeind. This also shows the Dome of the Rock before it got its bronze alloy coating in the 1960s.

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Hustle and Bustle on the Galata Bridge in Constantinople (1890s), by Fausto Zonaro. The view is south down Galata…

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The Penguin English Library | Click for full version
I reallllllly want to own these Italian editions of HP!

Time Travel, of the Capsule Variety

thetimetribe:

Marthe de Florian was a French socialite and actress who fled to the south of France to escape war-torn Paris in 1942. She kept her apartment on the Right Bank near the Opéra Garnier, though, so that she might return when the war was over. 

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She failed to do so, and the apartment remained untouched until 2010, when an auctioneer entered it to appraise its contents. What he found was a time capsule, bursting with treasures. 

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The apartment was covered in dust, but its furnishings were perfectly preserved, including a fabulous taxidermied ostrich and vintage Mickey Mouse doll.

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There even was a portrait of Madame de Florian herself, painted by Giovanni Boldini, and accompanied by a ribbon-bound stack of love letters from the artist to his subject. The portrait was sold for 2.1 million.

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An entry in Boldini’s wife’s records confirm the identity of the portrait’s subject, dating it to 1898, when de Florian was just 24 years old.

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