We love driving with no particular place to go, no rush to be in time for an appointment with a dealer somewhere,or to be early at a market,allowing us to explore, and this was such a day. It was in the region Corezze, not far from Collonges la- Rouge, that we saw this hilltop village from a distance.Curious to see more, we took the little winding road uphill.
It looked very quiet and there was a soft drizzle of rain, but we were not put off by that.On arrival we had to leave the vehicle at the bottom of the village. There was a sign indicating that only local residents were allowed to drive further up the narrow , what looked like a one way road.I have no idea who would have checked on us since there were honestly no-one to be seen anywhere...
most of the buildings were closed up, and not even a whiff of boulangerie anywhere..
The grass around the buildings were kept neat, some potted trees, so there must be activity ?...
it was early evening, ten to seven on the clock, and surely someone sees to that..since it was right on dot
then totally unexspected we were at the entrance to a open door..
it was dark and quiet on entering...Dd spotted a brown wooden box just inside, and felt we should at least light a candle ,(she has an obsession to do so at least once a day, I promiss..) When we inserted our coins as gesture when taking some candles to lite, the whole building lit up.
Music started playing (recorded) and we were quite stunned for a while, at the pure special feeling. I suppose this is quite ordinare , lights and music in a church come alive on insertion of coins...but we have never come across this and especially since the whole town seemed to have been "out" for the week. Perhaps this was a town people visited over weekends, escaping the city.
It is unplanned days like these with unexspected happenings that is filed in our little family's memory book..
On arrival at our car down hill, the house where we parked, the shutters of the windows that were closed earlier, were now open..
at last, this is real!
the only regret I have...I cannot remember the name of the village! - but we will surely check in on it again when next in that area..