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Sigmund Freud was a Serious Collector of Antiquities


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Hi Al, thanks for pointing this out. It's a real treasure and I hadn't realized his great passion for antiquities  until I went.

He lived round the corner from  me. Or I live  round the corner from him.  Very odd  she describes his house as an unremarkable brick house. 95% of houses  there are brick so it's a little  like saying  it has windows!  It's probably one of the nicer/larger homes in London (definitely top 0.5%)  but nitpicking the New Yorker's expensive standards aside  it is worth a visit especially as  most visitors focus on seeing  his couch not antiquities. 

10-15 minutes from central London by Tube.

A google earth photo of his unremarkable house attached 😀 (Btw those blue  signs on the outside wall are frequently attached to houses of the famous. My  (brick) house doesn't have one despite everything!)

 

 

 

 

 

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12 minutes ago, Deinomenid said:

Hi Al, thanks for pointing this out. It's a real treasure and I hadn't realized his great passion for antiquities  until I went.

He lived round the corner from  me. Or I live  round the corner from him.  Very odd  she describes his house as an unremarkable brick house. 95% of houses  there are brick so it's a little  like saying  it has windows!  It's probably one of the nicer/larger homes in London (definitely top 0.5%)  but nitpicking the New Yorker's expensive standards aside  it is worth a visit especially as  most visitors focus on seeing  his couch not antiquities. 

10-15 minutes from central London by Tube.

A google earth photo of his unremarkable house attached 😀 (Btw those blue  signs on the outside wall are frequently attached to houses of the famous. My  (brick) house doesn't have one despite everything!)

 

 

 

 

 

jt.jpg

Deinomenid, Many thanks for posting this photo 😍! This house, let's be honest, mansion, is beautiful. Imagine what the window washers must have charged him for working on his home 🤣. I had read on several occasions that he collected antiquities but was shocked at the size of his collection 😲.

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I became interested in Sigmund Freud after buying an autographed copy (in English) of his book A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis, in the 1970s from a rare book store in Rochester, NY. Years later I learned the autograph was a forgery 😖, never the less, I thoroughly enjoyed the book & still have it in my library ☺️.

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