Wednesday, 1 June 2011

June City Daily Photo Theme: under construction

First day of the month is Theme Day: 'under construction'. So, last Sunday, I drove off in the car, I knew something under construction would be hard to find. Restoration or renovation would have been easy-peasy, but not construction. I drove, drove, drove and finally saw this scene in Notre-Dame neighbourhood. I believe there's a hole behind the construction fence destined to keep prying eyes and feet out. The blue door at the end of the street is Notre-Dame cemetary which you can find by clicking on the 'graveyard' label below. Happy June! Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

Premier du mois, journée à thème : ben voyons, une construction à Versailles... Rénovation, restauration, oui, mais pas construction... Dimanche j'ai pris la voiture et j'ai roulé, roulé, roulé... J'ai fini par repérer ceci dans le quartier Notre-Dame. Je crois qu'il y a un trou derrière la palissade. La porte bleue, au bout de la rue, c'est le cimetière Notre-Dame que vous pouvez trouver en cliquant sur le tag "graveyard" ci-dessous. Bon mois de juin !

35 comments:

Sharon Van Lieu said...

I'm so excited to be the first to comment. Only you could make a construction scene so charming with your use of color, Ciel. Have a great week!

Sharon

Regina K said...

How nice not to run into construction may times on your route.

ρομπερτ said...

how peaceful and friendly it looks.

please have a good new month.

daily athens

Jacob said...

Very clever post; you're a very clever girl!

I would never have figured that blue door as an entrance to a cemetery!

bfarr said...

Great capture. Interesting how PDP had the same challenge.

Kay L. Davies said...

Construction sites don't look this nice in Canada. The colour of the fence makes such a difference, and the neighbourhood (including the cemetery) is beautiful.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Randy said...

I love the green! Enjoy your first day of Summer.

Bob Crowe said...

It's good that you had the energy to go looking for theme images. I didn't. I like the translucent green fencing.

Thérèse said...

Pas si facile de répondre à tous les critères de City Daily mais challenge joliment réussi aujourd'hui sur Versailles Daily Photo.

Olivier said...

Mince challenge oublié, mais j'ai une excuse j'ai encore la tete a NYC ;))

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Only the French could make a construction scene look so elegant, or it might be the way you've captured it Ciel, really enjoyed the Viennese music that accompanied your image.

Julie said...

Lovely hording, Ciel. In Sydney many construction sites have viewing platforms to encourage the public to have a 'sticky-beak'.

Dave said...

I was going to say the same as Julie, as there is ususally an obsevation hole for passers by to have a peak.

Dina said...

The nice fence and sign are promise of things to come.
Good hunting, Ciel.

Bergson said...

et tu n'as pas regardé par le trou?

VP said...

Those colors are so familiar, I usually try to sneak a peek between the panels,,,

Birdman said...

Here, they LOVE to rip stuff up in summer. So 'under construction' is EVERYWHERE! hahahaha

brattcat said...

What a dedicated CDP blogger you are! And the new music is lovely.

Woody said...

interesting colors. A few years ago, a similar fence was used around a graveyard because they were relocating the graves. Bad karma.

Construction is easy to find here, just drive on any road :-(

EG Wow said...

So the colours of construction in France are green and grey? Orange here. :)

JM said...

Cheerful colour! Construction sites usually are so ugly and boring... :-)

Small City Scenes said...

What!!!! It's June already. I guess I'd better turn my calendars over they are still on April.

I forgot all about theme day. Phooey! MB

Stephanie said...

I love that green. What a pretty construction site. I love how one side of the blue cemetery door is open. Nice capture!

Kaori said...

Oh the colors are gorgeous in this photo! With a city full of history, I guess it's hard to find new construction :D

Great photo for theme day!

Magpie said...

Love the green in this fence. I'm sure you had fun out on your safari looking for construction.
Love you new music too!

Malyss said...

On prend un chantier lambda , et tu arrives à en tirer quelque chose de joli! cette succession de verts est superbe!

SRQ said...

Unusually bright for a construction area. A tip of the hat to you for being so motivated...and driving around for a construction shot!

Clueless in Boston said...

I too like the succession of green colors (my favorite). It is elegant looking for a construction site.

Jack said...

Well, it might have taken some work, but your picture today is a big success. Those green panels are unusual, but they make a mundane construction project almost artful.

cieldequimper said...

@ all: the green fence is the regular fence used in France for constructions.

Leif Hagen said...

Your long drive paid off! Oh, the lengths we CDP bloggers go for our blogs and blog followers!
Happy theme day from EAGAN

Sharon said...

I love the bright color on the fence! Now you will have a challenge over going back a year from now and showing us what was constructed.

Rob and Mandy said...

Nice take on the theme. No problem finding something here, they're building something everywhere.

Jilly said...

If it's hard to find a construction site in Versailles it must mean buildings are not getting knocked down and rebuilt as they often do elsewhere. Good news. Lovely photo -you got just the right angle. Love the green panels!

Francisca said...

Gotta love your persistence... I can almost see you behind the wheel swearing for some construction site to show up... :-D But how great is it that you live without that blight!