Daily Archives: August 8, 2012


Spirit of the Place, Part 3 – Darkness’ Edge

It’s a peculiar thing to live in an old chateau. The walls that envelop us are far older than the generations we can still picture in our memories.  Everything – paintings, sculptures, furniture, clocks, tapestries… are impregnated with the dust and fingerprints, tastes and whims of people whose names we have lost.  Some of their portraits dress the halls – the lady coiffed in a high oblong gossamer bonnet with the face of a fish wife, whose eyes followed the children so she was banished to the bibliotheque, (we recently discovered she had been guillotined) the gregarious fellow in diaphanous […]