Browsing Category : House Museums

Life in 19th century Montpellier: the Hotel de Cabrières-Sabatier d’Espeyran

L’hôtel de Cabrières-Sabatier d’Espeyran, Montpellier, France Right next door to the Fabre Museum is the Hôtel de Cabrières-Sabatier d’Espeyran, a town house, which says it is dedicated to decorative arts.  That could mean anything, and in this case it means that they have 19th century rooms, and a basement area with ceramics and metalwork. The house was built in 1873/4 by…

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Seeing Old Glasgow at Provand’s Lordship

Provand’s Lordship, Glasgow, Scotland Standing on its own, with cars rushing incredibly close to the front door, Provand’s Lordship is the self-proclaimed oldest house in Glasgow.  All of its neighbours got swept away by the ruthless renovations of 19th century city planning, but somehow this little house survived.   Taking advantage of its uniqueness, the Provand’s Lordship Society set about…

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Seriously, Marin Who?

Marin Držić House, Dom Marina Držića, Dubrovnik, Croatia If I say the name Marin Držić to you, what would you say?  Even assuming that I pronounced it correctly, I don’t think you recognised it, did you? It’s widely publicized within Dubrovnik that Marin Držić (1508-1567) was the Croatian Shakespeare/Moliere.  He was a master of Croatian Renaissance literature and celebrated for his comic…

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