Wednesday, October 10, 2007

basque country




The first and last photos are of the Basque farmhouse we stayed at. When you open the spigot of one of those cider barrels it shoots cider out into the middle of the room. That's the part of the house where they used to keep their animals, I think she said up until three years ago. Most Basque homes are enormous because are centuries old and have been added onto several times. Many keep the farm animals in the lower level of the house.

1 comment:

athena said...

i read somewhere that they keep animals on the ground level (or in the same dwelling) to help warm the building. which is a new way of looking at central heating isn't it. :)