In Ottawa, the Bag Lady stayed with her brother in his fabulous old house. The house was built in 1853, and has undergone many changes in its life. It started out as a single-family dwelling, but was eventually turned into a duplex.
The Bag Lady's brother has done many interesting things to it, and it is wonderfully decorated, with all manner of interesting and quirky things.
There's a little room just beyond the back entrance where he spends a good deal of time.....
And a beautiful built-in cupboard holding glass of all description:
Through the dining room to the living area....
And on to the front entrance hall:
Up the stairs to the second floor
past the library:
You come to the stairs to the third floor, where the guest room is located.
As you climb the stairs to the guest room, you pass the "memory cupboard":
Until you reach the cozy guest suite.
The memory cupboard contains, along with many other things, a photo of the Bag Lady's parents...... (her camera battery was dying, so the photo is blurry. Sigh.)
(Blogger liked the pictures so well, it uploaded 4 or 5 copies of each one, so the Bag Lady has spent a lot of time trying to fix this post!)