Weekly Photo Challenge: Something Old-Fashioned

While taking a break from work, I started rearranging/cleaning the folders on my computer and stumbled upon some photos I took back at my old apartment in Berkeley. This apartment is a relic of decades gone past – the building was built in 1928 and still has a lot of the original features. I’m pretty sure the hardwood floors have never been changed (yes, there were a lot of mysterious stains), along with the subway tiled floor in the bathroom. The outlets definitely do not comply with standard fire codes, considering they’re 1. ungrounded and 2. two-pronged. Yes, two-pronged outlets in the 2010s – who would have thought?

Despite these slight inconveniences, that apartment does still have a special place in my heart. Here’s a (fairly noisy) shot of the 1950’s gas-range stove, which contained very helpful cooking time tips for dishes I never made:

(which also happens to match the old-fashioned weekly photo challenge, har har).

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