Tuesday, October 2, 2007

My kitchen door

As I explained in my recent article entitled Gamone enhancements [display], I'm thinking of installing a wrought iron and glass marquise above my kitchen door. I took this photo of the door in question—with the autumn-hued slopes on the other side of Gamone Creek reflected in the glass—so I can show it to the fellow who manufactures marquises, in order to choose an ideal model in his collection.

It's actually quite a small door. The opening in the stone is no more than 85 cm wide and 226 cm high. For the moment, the bell is screwed into the oaken beam above the door, but I think I'll move it to a bare patch of the wall, maybe well to the right. The lamp, too, will no doubt have to be moved, because it's in the way of the future marquise.

Talking about the bell, I was irritated to discover, back in 1994, that the architect in charge of the initial restoration of the house had installed an electric buzzer in the two-centuries-old stone wall, as if it were an urban flat. During the recent work on the façade, the buzzer short-circuited two or three times, outing my computer. I would like to get rid of it, but the problem is that I'm not sure how to go about removing the bloody thing, because it's connected directly to the power box. What an absurd gadget! What an idiotic architect!

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