Thus said Marty Feldman, and he was right.
When I write my little story on Campagne sur Aude, our French village of choice, I will be doing so as an incomer, but with the most honourable of intentions.
I have found no evidence to date that anyone else has done this and someone really should. I am in the fortunate position of being able to do my own illustrations too! I would love to write it longhand, with a quill made from a fallen feather dropped by a griffin vulture; but my writing is illegible, even to me .
The photo above is my own, showing the 12 sided shape of the fort at the centre of the village from the north east, flip it to study this plan-right- from http://www.templiers.org/campagne-sur-aude.php
The main entrance on the south wall is shown on my photo –below- and right is the view from inside.
Note the sword sharpening marks to the left!
campagne sur aude templar fort entrance
Then we noticed similar sword marks on the walls of our little courtyard. Were the Knights twelve feet tall? or does this just prove my theory that there was a substantial roof on the arched passage (leading from what is now part of front cave doorway ) to the back of our house and someone stood there to sharpen something?