I went for a tour of a Grand Lodge, that had once been a Masonic Temple. I have always been interested and fascinated by the Masons, dating back to my love of the Templars and Hospitallers. Medieval history and the Orders of Knights has been a passion of mine since I started writing novels as a teen-ager. This Lodge also had a soaking pool, down, of course, in the dungeon. And it was there I met a ghost.
From the Lodge I proceeded on to tour many vineyards, drew draughts from the many caves and dungeons where the casks (not Amontillado, thankfully!) were stored. I drank much wine, feasted, and rose again as if from the dead to high towers. It was a haunting but memorable adventure!
Words and photos copyright 2013 by Eddie Edwards.