Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Toller House

The Embassy of Croatia regularly participates in Doors Open. Set in the Sandy Hill neighbourhood on a quiet street, it occupies Toller House, an 1875 Gothic Revival home that has seen many uses, and is named after one of its earlier owners.


It's working space most of the time for the diplomatic mission, with large photographs of the country on the walls, and a welcoming sensibility to the place. There was a table set out with a multitude of tourism information on the country, and embassy staffers answering questions.


This is a rather unusual humidifier, dating back to the 1880s for the house when it was owned by a judge, Telesphore Fournier. It's still operable, with water starting on the top tray and dripping down to those below.


On one of the walls hangs this set of painted tiles.


One more view of the house, taken upon my departure.

35 comments:

  1. Curiosa casa,,,un saludo desde Murcia....

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  2. It's funny. I think of warring countries needing embassies. But I suppose everyone does. Croatia and Canada? Ok! ;-)

    Love this building. It reminds me of a place I lived a long time ago.

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  3. Hello, lovely tour of the house. I like the wall of tiles. Enjoy your day!

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  4. Very interesting tour. I do like that humidifier and the painted tiles, especially. :-)

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  5. Love those tiles. Such a beautiful clever idea.

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  6. I like those tiles too! Croatia seems to be popular as a holiday destination for Europeans.

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  7. The mirror over the fireplace has a massive frame.
    Thank you for the lovely look inside Toller House

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  8. Nice tour of the beautiful house. I like the humidifier!

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  9. This looks very bright and welcoming.

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  10. @Alp: thanks!

    @Sandi: it helps to be able to communicate. I imagine a lot of interaction is tourism based.

    @Eileen: thank you!

    @DJan: so do I.

    @Marie: they are.

    @RedPat: it's quite a destination.

    @Maywyn: that is a formidable mirror.

    @Nancy: thank you!

    @Red: it is!

    @Francisco: thanks!

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  11. I love the look of this place. It's a very stately looking building.

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  12. Great to see a modern nation that is open to the world! I miss so much about the pre-trump usa!

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  13. Toller House looks fab from the outside William but oh la all those wonderful original features inside are a joy to see!

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  14. Beautiful inside and out. Love the painted tiles on the wall.

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  15. Another beautiful old house, thanks for sharing William.

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  16. Also meant to say how much I love your header shot.

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  17. Most impressed by the humidifier! And your new banner is great.

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  18. A great tour of a beautiful house. The painted tiles on the wall are quite impressive

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  19. An all around interesting place, from the building to its early technology and current decor.

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  20. @Sharon: it certainly is.

    @Cloudia: most of the world have embassies here. There are the odd exceptions.

    @Grace: they are indeed!

    @Betty: so do I.

    @Denise: you're welcome.

    @Pat: thank you!

    @Bill: they are!

    @Kay: it's quite a lovely house.

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  21. The embassies are set in interesting buildings.

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  22. Lovely photo tour ~

    Happy Week to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  23. Favorit is the 2nd window shot!

    Happy Week to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  24. i love the tiles and those tall windows ... i love light. wish my house more of it. we live within lots of trees. so nice. ( ;

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  25. The wall of tiles is beautiful.

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  26. Beautiful old home. Just glad I don't live there.

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  27. Don't think I ever heard the term "Troller Home"
    Coffee is on

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  28. I love your new header, especially that . . . uh, well, never mind.

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  29. What a beautiful house. I love the colourful tiles:)

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  30. That's a beautiful building, the humidifier and the painted tiles aren the highlights for me.

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  31. So nice outside, and so nice inside too!

    All the best Jan

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  32. I love the fireplace and the tall windows and those tiles are exquisite.

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