The interior image is of the old stone sink which is now in the master bedroom of 14 Rue de Four, Leran. Apparently, in the old days, any livestock owned by the family was kept overnight on the ground floor. This was of course for safety of the critters, and also for heat in the winter. A few cows and horses on the ground floor genterated a significant amount of heat for the house. Smells too, I would imagine. So anyway, the kitchen used to be on the second floor, or as they call it in France, the first floor. We're so glad it wasn't thrown out during the many remodels which must have taken place since the animals have been living elsewhere and "la cusine" has been on the ground floor.
As always, click on the pictures to enlarge.