Posted on February 17, 2015
This is the first post in a new category of ‘Autrefois’, in which I’ve tried to reproduce, as closely as possible, the modern look of views shown on old picture postcards of the Haute Vienne departément.
Bussiere-Poitevine: the tram station
Between the two wars, there was an extensive tram network in the Limousin region. Today very little remains, apart from some of the old stations (gares), with their distinctive checkered brickwork around doors and windows and corners.
The gare at Bussiere-Poitevine is one of the better-preserved and now does service as a municipal building.
Bussiere-Poitevine: Maison Leger Montel
I’ve no idea what kind of shop Maison Leger Montel was, although when the picture for the postcard was taken they had a sale (‘Soldes’) on.
Today, it’s a hairdressers.