Friday, April 10, 2009

The Villager

In the beautiful mountainside village of Tourrettes sur Loup, the Devil Dog made acquaintance with a certain Hans Bloom, a former international airline pilot and transplant from Sweden.

Hans was standing in the street as we were taking our walking tour and we struck up a conversation. He invited us to see his flat, on the second floor of a 14th century building. We eagerly accepted the invitation, extremely curious to see one of these dwellings from the inside. As luck would have it we had taken a picture of his apartment earlier that day from across the ravine. Thats his balcony on the second floor of the building just left of the centre in the picture above, the middle floor of the three story building with balconies on the first two floors.

This is the cul de sac where a staircase (not seen in this pictrue) leads to the entrance to his apartment.

And here is Hans Bloom, wandering villager, former airline pilot, and lover of beer, here in his apartment, which is apparently decorated with wayfarer fisherman lanterns.  Hans has a firm grip on my lovely wife Alison.

Here the two of us share a laugh during our visit. The apartment was comfortable and somewhat small, but with beautiful wood beams and an incredible view out the balcony. We will take a closer look in the next post.

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