Thursday, 18 October 2012

Avancement des travaux à l'hôpital Richaud

Cranes don't appear very often in Versailles. Now we have two huge ones looming above what's left of hôpital Richaud. I've shown the buildings before, explaining the history of the former royal hospital: you can see it by clicking on the "hôpital Richaud" label below.

On ne voit pas souvent des grues à Versailles, là on en a deux pour le prix d'une au-dessus de l'hôpital Richaud, l'ancien hôpital royal.  Je vous avais déjà montré les bâtiments, cliquez sur le tag "hôpital Richaud" ci-dessous si vous voulez vous rafraîchir la mémoire ou en savoir plus sur l'histoire des lieux !

24 comments:

LONDONLULU said...

They say change is good, but what a shame to have lost a hospital serving an important community role for a....luxe condo! (Hm, don't we already have a lot of those) It's a beautiful building, hopefully they really keep its original features.

Michelle said...

Sad that they are changing it into condos.

Sylvia K said...

I agree with the others, a sad replacement, but one that seems to be common in most countries these days!! Hope you're getting ready for a great weekend, Ciel!! Enjoy!

Birdman said...

Old hospitals , I do believe, have spirits walking the halls at night. Beware!

Buck said...

People don't seem to realise the value of the existing buildings. So many are torn down here, too.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I'm impressed that they're going to keep the building's design similar to the original. Although there probably are regulations that guarantee that. Can only imagine what the cost of an apartment will be. "Affordable" is not a word the springs to mind.

Randy said...

Those things are such eyesores. We've had one working on the new court house and it seems like years.

Olivier said...

ils ont intérêt a ce dépêchés pour les travaux, car quand on voit ce ciel noir sur ta photo, ca va tomber sévère

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Does having cranes mean development and good new ! not sure, I have never not seen a crane driving home from work for the past 30 years !!!! and we are still perhaps a poor country !

ALAIN said...

La deuxième grue, ce serait plutôt une outarde...mais le rapprochement est quand même drôle.

Malyss said...

Des grues j'en vois tout le temps, mais un beau ciel bien dramatique comme ça... j'aime!

Cezar and Léia said...

I guess it's sign "l'économie" is going well! :)
Léia

Hey, we have sunshine here today! YESSSSS!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Oh, cranes! It will be interesting to see how they mix the old and new. You just reminded me that I can see one of these cranes from my house and I need to go investigate.

Thérèse said...

Tu as eu le coup d'oeil avec les outardes!

Tanya said...

condos, how boring! our cranes wear flags on them over here too!

Lowell said...

I'm surprised at all of this, 'cause I thought the French were beyond tearing down old buildings for commercial profit. Oh well, another of my beliefs shattered! :-)

Perhaps, the condos will be healing places for those who purchase them.

VP said...

We are still talking about our new hosptal and I am confident that it will never see the light...

Halcyon said...

We have plenty of cranes to look at here in Toronto. I'm sorry you have to see them in Versailles though. They don't look so nice against all those historic buildings. Hope the travaux are over quickly!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

You would be amazed at how many cranes are around in Perth Ciel..so much happening here that we've just got so used to seeing them..

Lowell said...

Hi Ciel. Re your question about Stone Creek: There were lots of people around; in fact, it was crowded. But I try to excise people from my photos 'cause they tend to ruin a shot! Heh, heh!

Jack said...

Cranes are necessary evils. We can't complain about the absence of jobs and then want everything to stay exactly the way it was.

EG CameraGirl said...

Condos! Hmmm. Condos are being built all over Toronto, too.

Dina said...

Actually cranes are very impressive and fun to watch. Or maybe I've just never seen Jerusalem without them
But "looming" is a mot juste for your Versailles cranes.

JM said...

I believe that in Lisbon you see a crane anywhere you look at! :-)