Tuesday, January 31, 2023

The old castle

That's what Châteauvieux means. That, as opposed to châteauneuf, which means "new castle" or Newcastle. That well-known wine appellation in southern France is called Châteauneuf-du-Pape (the pope's new castle), dating from the time when the popes had relocated to nearby Avignon.

The castle at Châteauvieux seen from the old cemetery across the street. April 2004.

Just a short post today. We're waiting for the phone guy to arrive to attach us to our neighborhood's newly strung fiber optic line. First, he (or she, but I'll bet it's a he) will run a line from the pole to the house, then he'll run the wire from there into the house and hook us up. He could be here anytime after 08h00. We moved a bunch of stuff around inside the house yesterday to prepare. I think we're ready.


  1. Thanks for starting with the translations. I know all those individual words and never once stopped to think about it. the Pope's new castle!

  2. Hope all is going as planned. Improvements are good for the soul.

  3. mitch, ain't language fun!

    evelyn, a couple of little glitches, nothing major.

    chm, :)


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