Looking straight ahead, Laury's barn and its tiny garden fill my camera's viewfinder.
And looking up, there's my neighbor, the Chateau, standing guard over the old village... protecting and claiming this piece of the river valley as its own.
Not too shabby for lunch time views, eh?
This is the back of the Chatette, then, solid and rooted, peaceful. It gives me a feeling of quiet stability. I feel enveloped in a sense of timelessness and of things unchanged for hundreds of years. As I think about this, I'm reminded that the other side of the Chatette tells quite a different story and has quite a different feel.
Come back tomorrow for Part 2...the front.