Last summer a big chunk of the Chateau's balustrade fell onto the road below taking with it a couple of stones from the wall holding the whole terrace up. Today they're fixing it. I took this with my telephoto from the road in front of my house.
This is the view from my back steps. I try not to think what would happen to my house if the whole wall tumbled down! Let's just say it wouldn't end well for me, my house or the little road that winds up into the village behind me.