Friday, October 17, 2014

The Apothecaries' House...



As a lover of all things old I really look forward to and enjoy my trips to Guildford one of the earliest settlements on the Swan River. I like to imagine what James St., now home to Guildford's antique strip would have looked like in 1894. In particular it would have been fascinating to peruse the shelves in Apothecaries Hall above which would have been lined with lotions, potions and herbs for every ailment, dispensed by Mr. J.H.Tindale the apothecary, who at the end of a long day would close up shop and step next door, below.. now home to Hoang Kim Vietnamese Restaurant and most  likely the polar opposite to what his good wife would have had waiting on the table for him :) How do you feel about 'old' things? Have a fab Friday, take care and stay safe..


29 comments:

  1. I like the flowers. I wonder if the Tindales raised flowers?

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  2. Well, I'm OK with old things. I have to be, really...

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  3. PS - love the look of both buildings. And 'old' is, like most things, relative!

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  4. Love the colours and the look of the buildings in these photos, and thank you for the kind words on my last post - I think you're right, time to de-stress and relax a bit to think things through. - Tasha xxx

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  5. Always fun to look back and I do love old things, too -- well, at my age I'd better love old things!!! Great captures as always, Grace! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

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  6. I do like old things ! I like to play with imagination in front of such places.

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  7. geweldig mooi dat apothekershuis.

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  8. I love good old things and good modern things too! ;-)

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  9. i love all things old too, this would definitely be my kind of place! ha, earlier i lied to you and said we already changed our clocks but i don't know what got into me, we haven't, i guess it's just that it's getting so dark so early. it was funny because i was sitting having lunch with a few friends and someone happened to bring up the subject wanting to know when we change our clocks and it's next month and i thought "oh no, i liked to grace" ha ...weird huh that we'd happen to have that convo today!

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  10. It's really, really cool that they have kept the original shopfront.

    I tend to make movies in my head in places like this...

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  11. I'm so glad you like old things, Grace--I'm an old thing!

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  12. Here on the Dorset Coast (England) 'old' means Jurassic. Ammonites and belmnites abound. In your pictures here - it's the contradictions between the signs I enjoy.

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  13. He had a nice house to go home to - much better than living above the shop!

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  14. Very beautiful places Grace. You sure make me want to visit Australia.

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  15. I simply adore all things old!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= . <3

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  16. The older I get...the more I appreciate old things...

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  17. I like old things mainly because they are made better most of the time or at least the ones that have survived are. Nice building and the restaurant looks interesting as well.

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  18. Looks like a wonderful place.

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  19. Being one, I have to like old things!

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  20. The nostalgia of times and places past calls to me. I have eclectic tastes but love old things, and have kept a few special mementos to remind me of my grandparents.

    Bises,
    Genie

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  21. Wonderful that the building's facades have been preserved.

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  22. The old shop is more humane than the glass fronted horrors that fill cities today.

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  23. I am always glad when old buildings are preserved and not demolished.

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  24. How about an old-new combo? I think the older building would look great with some TLC and restoration. And, I bet the inside is crazy! Hope you've been doing well in your corner of the world!

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  25. The Swedish name is Apotek and it is in use today.

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  26. Apothecaries are interesting shop units to visit if you happen to chance by one when you're walking up and down the street. They probably won't appreciate you going in without actually buying anything, but it's fascinating to see what they stock in there. Bonus if it's an ASIAN apothecary to boot! Can you say dried animal bits?

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