In fairness that picture makes it look more sunblasted than it is, there is a little bar in the corner that you can go inside if you prefer and some shade nearer to it. I've only been there in the evening though I think.Those skies are alarming though. Remind of of how oppressive Australian skies felt. As if you were under the objective and unrelenting light of some cosmic interrogation lamp. That's why there aren't any good Australian poets.
Cheers. There is actually a seven hundred year old castle in the village where I live now but they've kinda changed it into a bar.
It's not really obvious from this angle...
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But this is what's behind those walls.
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Feels like an enormous act of cultural vandalism to me.