My friend bought this postcard for me at a sort of “garage sale” in a small village in France. What is the equivalent of a garage sale there? What do they call it?
I’m sad that there’s no real message on the card; now my “rule” is to only buy cards with written messages. But the fact that it’s from 1925 is pretty cool! How do I decipher the dates for month and day? And, sadly, the stamp is missing.
It seems to be addressed to Madame et Monsieur Benjamin Chamot, a Villiers le Sec, par Vurze, Nièvre, France, which is in the Burgundy region. At the 2007 census, the population was estimated at 49 people. More students live in the dorms at the high school where I teach! I wonder if members of the Chamot family still live there?
In 1925 the gondolas still had a felze, the little cabin to protect passengers from the elements (and others’ eyes). The gondolier is all in snazzy white. There seems to be a vaporetto stop just before the Rialto Bridge, though it’s amazing to see this area so empty, without the docks and all the people walking by or embarking or disembarking from boats.