I find myself this first week of December (and in my mind the start of the holiday season) pondering upon days of the past. This may be largely due to the house I’m currently working on, a grand 1800’s era Victorian in the East side of Troy NY. Flanked by magnificent houses on either side, and practically a stone’s throw away from Emma Willard School, this house stands out in its own right. With it’s original detail, soaring ceilings and magnificent trim it has me dreaming of days where stage coaches led by stately horses, women dressed in full length furs and men in top hats and tuxedo tails were at one time the norm. Instead of feeling sad that these days are only a distant memory i feel grateful for the opportunity to work in such a house where a glimpse of the past still lives on. And in case you find yourself yearning for your own glimpse of the past then never fear, The Troy Victorian Stroll is coming this Sunday to downtown Troy. For a few short hours the streets will be transformed to an era of yesterday. Happy Holidays, and if you do decide to venture to the stroll then keep an alert eye, you just may see some Christmas carolers, or better yet, Old Saint Nick.