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Welcome to another edition of Photo Friday.

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The objective is to post your own images, based on a prompt provided by the Photo Friday staff.



According to the old saying, “Home is where you hang your hat”.
My hat has hung in many places, but these are the ones with the fondest memories:

The Doglady's Den
Current residence, since 1996
Toronto suburbs, Canada
Soest, Germany
Former residence, 1960s
Apartment, top floor – right
Soest, Germany
Bochum, Germany
Maternal grandparents’ home, 1935-1975
Apartment, 2nd floor – left (from middle window, all the way around to back of building)
My grandfather’s dental office was on the ground floor, right.
Bochum, Germany
Thousand Islands, Canada
Paternal grandparents’ home, 1950s and early 60s
Thousand Islands, Canada

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Debbie D.
Canine Innkeeper in suburban Toronto, Canada, known as "The Doglady". Writer/website owner, photographer, animal lover, music fanatic, inveterate traveller. History, literature and cinema buff. Eternal "hippie/rockchick". Binational, German/Canadian and multilingual. Looking for the next adventure!
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29 thoughts on “HOME – PHOTO FRIDAY

    1. Hi Neva 🙂 I had the chance to photograph the homes in Germany last year – first visit back since 1972 – and was happy to see that both had been so nicely refinished. The picture of the Thousand Islands home was found in a drawer in my father’s desk, after he died, so that was precious to me. Thanks for visiting and have a good week.

    1. Hi Kim; Glad you enjoyed the photos. 🙂 These are the homes that hold the best memories. My husband and I went back to the Thousand Islands a few years ago, trying to find that old 1950s house, but sadly, it had been torn down. 🙁 I had the opportunity to photograph the places in Germany last year and was thrilled to see how nicely both had been refurbished. Thanks for dropping by.

  1. Hi Debbie,

    I am really surprised to see the photos of the homes you lived in through your life. You have a great journey of your life and enjoyed a lot. Living in different places is somehow an interesting stuff.

    I wish I could have this kind of journey in my life.

    Have a nice weekend.:)


    1. Hi Ravi 🙂 I’m surprised to see you’re not using a Gravatar, especially since you talked about it on your own site. Yes, I’ve lived on two different continents and have dual German/Canadian citizenship. It has been an interesting life, and travelling is one of my main passions also. Thanks for visiting and have a good week.

    1. You’re coming to Toronto next year, Vidya? That’s exciting and I will email you where I live. (I like to retain a modicum of anonymity online.) It would be fabulous to meet you in person! You were in Niagara Falls last year, yes? At least, I think I remember you mentioning it. So, it seems, you like Canada, then. 😀 September is usually a nice month, weather wise. Thanks for dropping by and have a good weekend.

  2. Wow, what great homes! It’s great that you have ALL those photos as memories. I’m curious what suburb as I used to live in Brampton and Bramalea…anywhere there or near there? 😉 <3

    1. Welcome to The Den, Elly! 😀 Yes, I live not that far from Brampton/Bramalea, but like to retain a modicum of anonymity online, so I never publicly specify exactly where. I’ll email you. I was able to get photos of my old homesteads in Germany when we went back last year, for the first time in 41 years. It was wonderful to see they had both been beautifully refurbished. Thanks for visiting and have a good weekend.

    1. So, the similarities keep coming! 😀 I bet yours is bigger and in better shape though, Carol. Ours looks good on the outside, but it’s less than 1000 sq. ft. and the interior needs work. It’s a post-war bungalow, circa 1950. I love old neighbourhoods though, because we have a large, private backyard. Most newer homes are built practically on top of each other, with windows staring into the yards. I would hate that!

    1. Hi Tina 🙂 Glad you like it. Our home is old and small, but it does have a large backyard, which is great for the dogs. Thanks for visiting and have a good weekend.

    1. Glad you like it, Naba. 🙂 Yes, living on two different continents has been interesting. Very few people in Germany own detached homes. There’s just not enough land to go around. Our current home is very old (circa 1950) and small, (-1000 Sq. ft.), but it does photograph well. Thanks for visiting and have a good weekend.

    1. Hi Cynthia 🙂 The house does photograph well from the outside, but the interior needs work. Hard to do with dogs milling about. LOL Thanks for visiting and have a good weekend.

    1. Hi Laurel 🙂 Glad you enjoyed the photos. The house looks better on the outside than the inside. LOL Can’t really do much in the way of interior renovations because there are always dogs milling about. Thanks for visiting and have a good weekend.

    1. Hi Marcia 🙂 Glad you liked the photos. My house is very small – just under 1000 sq. ft. but it does have a full basement and a large yard, which is great for the dogs. Thanks for visiting and have a good weekend.

  3. Hi Debbie,

    I think it’s great you have these pictures. There are two homes that I grew up in that I will cherish forever. My aunt still lives in one of them and the other has been sold but the thought has crossed my mind to buy it off of them just to keep it in the family. That house is where my grandparents lived before my grandfather passed away. I can still see him sitting on the porch smoking his cigar and playing with his dog.

    Aw, your post let me take a walk down memory lane too :). Thanks for sharing Debbie. Have a great day and weekend!

    1. Hi Corina; Nice memories you have too! 🙂 I think buying your grandfather’s house is a great idea, if you can afford it. I was thrilled to finally make it back home to Germany after being away for 41 years. That’s when I took the photos of my grandparents’ and parents’ apartments. It was great to see them both so beautifully refurbished. Thanks for your thoughts and have a good weekend.

    1. Hi Mike 🙂 Yes, my bi-national life is pretty evident here. Very few people own houses in Europe. There’s not enough land. Thanks for visiting and have a good weekend.

  4. Isn’t home the best place to be?! Those are great pictures. Was your maternal grandparents home all of what is above the retail establishment? Wow!! Love the car in the driveway (paternal grandparents home)! Yeah, home is where the heart is, that’s for sure. When my parents retired and moved to another state, my brother and I threw them a surprise going-away party and one of the gifts we gave them was a framed photo of our house. Great pictures! Thanks for sharing with us.

    1. Hi Michele; Glad you enjoyed the photos. 🙂 My grandparents apartment took up 2/3 of the second floor. It was huge, with 4 bedrooms, two bathrooms. Opa’s (grandfather’s) dental office was on the ground floor where “Blumen Ritter” (flower shop) is now.
      That’s a lovely going away gift for your parents. Nice memories. My mother has framed photos of her parents’ building as well as her own home also. Thanks for visiting and have a good weekend.

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