When one still discovers the basement – and another slowly feels thirst and hunger after about 6 hours of exploration in the Clinique Du Diable…
Today the kitchen stays cold and the supplies are out! As all the staff is currently absent, visitors are kindly advised to bring their own victuals to clean up after themselves.
Most likely the big atrium which lets the light shine through the roof to all floors gave the Château Lumière the name. An amazing atmosphere welcomes the visitors after entering the main door. The big entrance hall looks majestic and in a way mysterious –
The Château Lumière – the castle of light – has its dark places too. The cellar retains its secrets in the dark – like this old carriage that lays in a corner of the basement. No one knows when it my have seen horses for
For a “quiet and private space” this bathroom is quite big. One had to lock three doors first to read a newspaper in peace on the ceramic chair. For a place abandoned as long as the Château Lumière, the bathroom is in a surprisingly great
In one of the rooms of the Château Lumière, a rusty tub raises the question of what it was meant for… The sides are open, so for sure not for liquids. And the bloody red splashes on the wall don’t help either to get closer
In the center of the Château Lumière, a big light-well lets sunlight pass down through the building to the ground floor.
This is the only remainder in a small room – everything else got stolen. One can only assume that this engine was once driving the ventilation of the main building.
The hot water cooled down a while ago – most likely the boilers are completely dry and rusty inside… and somebody may have already checked if it’s worth to peeling them off to get the metal underneath.
In the basement of the chief doctor’s villa, a strange chair is waiting in a dark corner. The screws and shape may remind more of torturing than healing patients…