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Main Gate Stairs, 2015


In the basement, there is what looks like an interrupted stairs made of stone, cut by a thick wall, suggesting perhaps the existence of an older structure, or older stairs on location, which may have been superseded by the current basement and stairs of the Main Gate?


Main Gate "qutran" ceiling, 2015


A high ceiling, lined with "qutran", beach wood, treated in a special way (soaked in water and then dried up), and then put up on the ceiling to protect the structure from potential fluctuations in temperature, excessive humidity and heat: its dark elegant color, as well as its fragrance must have been a real positive addition.