The House Where I Was Born

The house where I was born
@LadyDuck (176254)
Switzerland
June 16, 2016 11:12am CST
I was reading a discussion by @JamesHxstatic about the place where he once lived. I have checked my photos, and I have found one, that I tool last year, of the house where I was born. The house is in the center of Milan, in Italy, just a few steps from the famous Milan Duomo. The house is old, it was already old when I was born, more than 60 years ago, but it will not be demolished, because is now part of the historic buildings of the center of the city. The big red building on the left of the photo is "The University of Milan", one of the most important and largest in Europe. Do you have a photo of the house where you were born?
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@much2say (40141)
• United States
16 Jun 16
Wow - how long did you live in that house? And in such a historical area like that - amazing! When I was born, my parents rented a house somewhere in the city of Los Angeles - not in the best of areas. I think my parents still have a photo in an album of them holding me in front of the house (I seem to recall it being Spanish style) - but I remember nothing of it - and we moved to this Valley when I was 2. My parents still live in that house - and we are only about 10 minutes away from them!
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@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
17 Jun 16
I only lived two years in that house, but when we moved to a bigger apartment, the sister of my father moved in, so I continued to visit that house for many years.
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@much2say (40141)
• United States
17 Jun 16
@LadyDuck That's neat that the place was kept in the family so you could still visit it! I don't even know if my mother still remembers the exact address of their old place . . . it'd be interesting to see if it still exists.
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@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
18 Jun 16
@much2say I can see the outside of the house, because there are people who live in the apartment.
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@Juliaacv (33233)
• Canada
17 Jun 16
I don't know if I have any pictures of the farm house where I was brought home from the hospital to after being born. I'll have to look.
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@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
17 Jun 16
I would like to have photos of the inside. I have to ask to my Mother, after we moved, the sister of my father went to live there and stayed many years, may be my cousin has some.
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@Juliaacv (33233)
• Canada
17 Jun 16
@LadyDuck The house that I grew up in is still in the family because it is on the home place of the family farm, my younger brother and his wife and family live there. They had it all redone 20 years ago when they moved in and I've seen it, maybe the next generation to farm will improve on it even further as I didn't care for the renovations that my brother had done.
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
16 Jun 16
Which one is yours? The one on the left on the same side as the University? Or one on the other side? I don't have any photos of where I was born, but as far as I know it's still there.
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@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
17 Jun 16
It's the yellow house on the right, our apartment was the one with the balcony, I remember that I stayed on the balcony to watch the people on the street.
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
17 Jun 16
@LadyDuck I can just imagine you as a little girl on that balcony.
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@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
17 Jun 16
@jaboUK Where now there is a restaurant (you can see the white covers), there was the woodworking shop of my grandfather, he was a carpenter.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
16 Jun 16
The house were I lived as a child was demolished some 40 years ago, as was the whole area during a massive redevelopment plan.
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@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
16 Jun 16
I am glad that they have decided to keep some old houses in Milan, the city has changed so much over the years and not always for the best.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
16 Jun 16
@LadyDuck That applies to many places, although reserving some heritage is very important.
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@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
17 Jun 16
@Asylum I agree, the modern big cities are all the same, high glass buildings with no personality at all.
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@Jessicalynnt (47880)
• Centralia, Missouri
17 Jun 16
I was born in a hospital, but the home I grew up in as a baby and such was torn down, sad really
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@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
17 Jun 16
Time by time I go to the city center and check the evolution of the house where I have spent the first two years of my life. Nothing has changed.
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• Centralia, Missouri
17 Jun 16
@LadyDuck sad mine is gone, the kitchen was built back in the 1800s and had pegs instead of nails. Then it was a one room cabin. The rest was added on later
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@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
18 Jun 16
@Jessicalynnt The old houses are charming, in the house of my grandmother the kitchen cabinets are all built with pegs instead of nails and screws.
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• United States
16 Jun 16
I was born in a hospital, but unfortunately it burned down long ago.
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@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
16 Jun 16
I was also born in the hospital, that is part of the University on the left of the photo. The house where I spent my first two years is the yellow one.
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• United States
16 Jun 16
@LadyDuck We lived with my grandparents in Baltimore the first 10 years of my life and I have photos of that home but none on the computer....I never did get that scanner - maybe next winter's project. Love that yellow house - it looks very charming.
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@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
17 Jun 16
@AbbyGreenhill It's a shame that I have no photos of the inside. It was easy to take a photo of the exterior passing by, I have to check if my mother has some old photos of the interior.
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• United States
16 Jun 16
That is very awesome the home will never be demolished! I currently am living in the home I was born in! 26 heads now!
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@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
16 Jun 16
I do not know how old the house is, but my grandparents lived there when I was born and the house was already old.
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• United States
16 Jun 16
Our home is built in the 70's. @LadyDuck
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@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
16 Jun 16
@infatuatedbby The home where we live now was built in the late 80's.
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@Corbin5 (115977)
• United States
16 Jun 16
I was not born in the house, but went home to the house after I was born. My sister has a photo of the house.
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@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
17 Jun 16
I was also born in the hospital, that was only a few steps from the house, but went home the day after in the yellow house on the right.
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@Corbin5 (115977)
• United States
17 Jun 16
@LadyDuck You had a lovely place to come home too. So pretty!
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@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
17 Jun 16
@Corbin5 Yes, it was a pleasant and quiet little road. I am glad it's still the same.
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
17 Jun 16
Which one of those? The yellow one on the right. Good you have a kept of photo. I have no photo of the house where I was born, my parents decided to put it down in favor of a more modernized house.
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@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
17 Jun 16
Yes, is the yellow one on the right. I took the photo last year, when I passed in front of the house during a walk in my native city.
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
17 Jun 16
@LadyDuck So nice that you have kept that photo!
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@DianneN (84977)
• United States
17 Jun 16
Which house is yours? I don't have any on my devices, but I was born in a hospital.
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@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
18 Jun 16
It was the yellow house on the right. I was born in a hospital, but I was brought to that house the day after.
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@DianneN (84977)
• United States
18 Jun 16
@LadyDuck That's the prettiest house. The way you worded your discussion made me think you were born in the house. Sorry. Lol!
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@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
19 Jun 16
@DianneN My construction of the English phrases is not always perfect. Anyway the hospital was not too far, when I was born, it was the big red building on the left of my photo.
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@CRK109 (14413)
• United States
17 Jun 16
I don't have a photo of the house where I was born. Wish I did. But your photo gave me a start! I looked at it and immediately had a feeling of deja vu. I've been to Milan and to the Duomo and I just wonder if I'd been in the area of your home because this really does look very familiar to me! Isn't that strange?
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@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
17 Jun 16
It's not strange, because the house is only a few steps from the Duomo, facing a small square where is a Church with an inside chapel decorated with numerous human skulls and bones.Tourists often come to visit that Church.
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@CRK109 (14413)
• United States
18 Jun 16
@LadyDuck Somewhere around here are my photos from Italy. I know I took quite a few in Milan, since I loved it there so much. I spent time inside the Duomo with our pastor, who was giving me a much needed history lesson on the Cathedral and surroundings. When we came back outside, we were waiting for the rest of our group to show up and I just walked around taking pictures. I need to find them and get them out again.
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@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
18 Jun 16
@CRK109 If you walked around it is very possible that you passed in front of this house, it's no more than 3 minutes walk from the Duomo.
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@garymarsh6 (14430)
• United Kingdom
18 Jun 16
How lucky you are to have been born in Italy. I am beginning to love Italy more every day! I would have liked to visit Milan but a day trip would have done it no justice. I love hearing about Italy through you! I want to learn Italian and I am looking forward to learning it when I retire. I do not have any photo's of the house I was born in. It was my grandmothers house which had fantastic views of Dover Castle from the room I was born in.
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@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
18 Jun 16
It's a shame that you have no photos. I had none, but last year I decided to have a walk in the center of Milan and I took the photo of the house. My mother still lives in the center, but near Brera Academy, no more near the Duomo. If you want to learn Italian count on me if you need to practice.
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@garymarsh6 (14430)
• United Kingdom
18 Jun 16
@LadyDuck OH Anna you would hit me for murdering the Italian language I am sure!
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@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
18 Jun 16
@garymarsh6 No, I would surely not, because you would hit me for murdering English language first.
• United States
16 Jun 16
how wonderful to've such a photo'n the memories to go 'long with. e'en more delightful that'cher birthplace'll remain, due to its significance to history. there's no photo's'f the place i was born. 'twas burnt to the ground many years 'go.
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@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
17 Jun 16
What a shame that the place where you were born does not exist anymore. Last year I had a walk in the center of the city and I took a photo of the old house where my father had an apartment. It's the yellow one on the right.
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• United States
17 Jun 16
@LadyDuck yes ma'am, but my granddad did the burnin', unable to bear to look't the place 'fter my grannie passed.
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@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
18 Jun 16
@crazyhorseladycx I am so sorry, I can understand how sad he was.
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@shshiju (10567)
• Cochin, India
18 Jun 16
Yellow house is nice Anna. Where is the entrance to it ? opposite side or downwards? I think in these years there may be some changes to the place or roads.
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@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
18 Jun 16
You see the entrance the large door on the right. This is not an individual house, it was a small apartments complex. We lived at the first floor and my grand father had his shop where now the is the restaurant.
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@shshiju (10567)
• Cochin, India
20 Jun 16
@LadyDuck Yes I can see it Anna. Sweet memories to you.
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@TheHorse (72373)
• Walnut Creek, California
17 Jun 16
I was born in a hospital, but it occurs to me that I don't have pictures of any of the places where I've lived, except for our family cabin in Montana.
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@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
18 Jun 16
I love the cabins. I also was born in a hospital where I only stayed one day, it was at walking distance from the yellow house in the photo.
• Laguna Woods, California
19 Jun 16
I love your family cabin in Montana. No wonder you are so comfortable in the outdoors!
• Eugene, Oregon
17 Jun 16
What a picturesque street that is Anna. I don't have a photo of the hospital where I was born or the house my parents lived in for a short time after that. Thank you for the mention!
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@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
17 Jun 16
When I have read your post, I reminded that I had a photo of the house where I lived my very first years. I am glad the house is still there.
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• Laguna Woods, California
19 Jun 16
@JamesHxstatic - I don't have any photos of where I lived when I was little, either.
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@ridingbet (59428)
• Philippines
17 Jun 16
the house where i was born is already worn out, or it no longer stands where it was 56 years ago. the land was even sold by an uncle without the knowledge of my father (+)
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@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
17 Jun 16
I am glad that they have kept this area of the city unchanged, most of the houses in the photo are more than 200 years old, it would be a shame to demolish them.
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@ridingbet (59428)
• Philippines
18 Jun 16
@LadyDuck that is already history.
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@zarlamain (24885)
• United States
16 Jun 16
Wow, that's amazing! I don't have any pictures of the old houses I've lived in.
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@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
17 Jun 16
I am glad that the house is still there and I was able to take a picture.
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@zarlamain (24885)
• United States
17 Jun 16
@LadyDuck That's wonderful! Very nostalgic.
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@just4him (127165)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Jun 16
I don't know where my parents were living when I was born. I never asked them.
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@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
17 Jun 16
When we moved out of that apartment the sister of my father moved in and we went to visit her there for several years, so I still remember well that place.
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@just4him (127165)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Jun 16
@LadyDuck That's wonderful.
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@Inlemay (16927)
• South Africa
17 Jun 16
How fascinating that you found a nice photo to show us all this, I would have to jump a high wall and break all securing rules to get a photo of my childhood and house I was born to, but we were all born in a hospital, so we just grew up in the home.
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@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
17 Jun 16
The house is still there and did not changed a lot in more than 60 years. Last year, passing in front of that house I took the photo.
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