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My husband and I , with our dog, Tate, moved to Buenos Aires.. Life has never been the same since ~ Back in the USA ... life is still not the same !
It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.
But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Before and After

Some people have asked about the apartment.
I have this "thing" about showing photos of my home, but since we are not going to be here but a few days more, I thought I would share some Before and After photos.
Our home here in Buenos Aires, is a 5 story building, that once was a private home. 
Little has changed, other than the modernisation that comes with the times and each apartment has been changed by the owners who came and went and some still live here. 
Some have lived here all their lives. 
They have been  more than neighbours, we were taken in and treated as if we had joined a large family. They left us alone, never intruded but always watched out for us. 
A million small kindnesses ... sending a translation of something we got in the mail, making   phone calls for us that were totally beyond our weak skills in Spanish, calling a plumber when the pipes upstairs broke ( for the 100th time) and advising us when there were things we needed to know and had no way of finding out. 
They mourned Tate's ( Pup) death as if he were their sweet pet.
We felt very much  a part of a large, warm and loving family. 
We will miss this city and these people every day, I am sure.
I think I will miss my bedroom too. You can't help but have sweet dreams in that bedroom !
DINING BEFORE
DINING AFTER
LIVING BEFORE
LIVING AFTER
FRONT DOOR 
KITCHEN BEFORE
KITCHEN AFTER
KITCHEN AFTER
BATH - BEFORE
BATH AFTER

  SMALL BEDROOM BEFORE
SMALL BEDROOM AFTER
SMALL BEDROOM AFTER
MASTER BEDROOM BEFORE
MASTER BED AFTER

6 comments:

MyriamC said...

How beautiful! You have very good taste (but that I knew already without seeing pics of your house).

NotesFromAbroad said...

aww, thank you Mym !
besos, <3

Rosemary Mailas said...

How nice to have a glimpse of your apartment. I just knew it would be elegant and filled with old world charm. How fortunate you've been to live in such a refined, beautiful environment. You have many exciting and stressful (!) weeks ahead - all the best to you. I will miss seeing your beautiful city through your eyes!

NotesFromAbroad said...

Thank you Rosemary .
Yes, it will be exciting and a little stressful but there is so much Good Stuff waiting for us .. it will all be good.
Perhaps we will find another beautiful spot for me to share :)

Razmataz said...

It's lovely! Pack that mirror in the dining room carefully now. It is gorgeous.

NotesFromAbroad said...

Razmataz, the shippers send someone out a few days before and they crate everything that is breakable.. dining room table top, mirror etc :)
We bought that at our first auction in NY :)

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