The wooden door and whitewashed walls --along with the open window above the bed allowing in balmy air --soon brought to mind a more tropical place.
In front of him, whitewashed dwellings lined wide cobbled streets and reflected brightly in the moonlight.
The underground world was well built and bright with whitewashed walls lining corridors wide enough for two people to walk side by side.
Cettigne itself is little more than a walled village, consisting of a cluster of whitewashed cottages and some unadorned public buildings.
The houses, built of stone and whitewashed, are square, substantial, flat-topped buildings, presenting to the street bare walls, with a few slits protected by iron gratings in place of windows.