Tuesday, 1 May 2007

Behind closed doors ...


Make your way up the wide marble staircase to the very top floor of Le Chateau. There you will find yet another long corridor stretching out before you with original old tiling underfoot in beautiful hues of the softest rose. To the end a window with an expansive view to the South, the Pyrenees very nearly obscured by the heat haze of the summer months, vineyards stretch to the horizon interspersed with newly sown sunflowers in immaculately cultivated fields. The neighbouring village sits prettily in a fold of hills its church spire reaching towards the sky as it has done for 800 years.

But wait, what is this facing us with its intriguing and tempting handle.? Why is there a well worn hole on this ancient doorway, and more importantly where does it lead to ?

Of course its secrets are divulged to visitors of Le Chateau, meanwhile what do you all think lies behind it ?

8 comments:

Milla said...

I think it's to let your pet rats in and out of. Teehee. I WANT YOUR HOUSE!! (and what's with the word verification??)

countrymousie said...

Like the floor, like the door, likie everything about the house really. I think y ou have made that hole specially for me.
Or, you perv at your guests in moments of boredom!! Do yo have a pet snake perhaps. Nothing will surprise me - a corgi door perhaps!!!!

Sally's Chateau said...

Sorry about the word verification everyone (yawn) must get someone to deal with it but busy dusting behind the door ....

Suffolkmum said...

Ventilation of some sort? But can't think what might be lurking there to need a teeny tiny air hole! Do so love everything I've seen of your house.

Inthemud said...

I rather go along with Milla, a large rat hole! or very small cat!
Perhaps , it's the laundry and that hole is to vent the tumble drier?

Let us know soon!!

lixtroll said...

I have been drooling over all your beautiful pictures today! That hallway is soooooo beautiful. Hmmm, hole in the door. Well worn. Door opens inwards. So you push something through when the door is closed? Or the hole fits over something when the door is opened?

Crikey I haven't the faintest dear, I will just have to drop by tommorrow to find out the answer.

How you expect me to sleep a wink tonight, I really don't know.

Un Peu Loufoque said...

I know its where you have the first Mrs Rochester locked up isnt it ? Beautiful photo Sally, love colours, you can feel the heat form here!

Un Peu Loufoque said...

If you do not open the door this minute I shall be forced to send Madamme Grognonne down to Carcassonne post haste to open it for you and you really do not want that do you dearest.. Oh lord, now look, she has left already who on earth is going to cook the midday repas now! Curse you Sally Curse you I say!