Tuesday, 22 April 2014

L'hôpital Richaud, les travaux avancent...

If you click here, you will see the state Hôpital Richaud was in three years ago. The construction work to transform the former royal hospital into luxury flats is coming along nicely and the features of the beautiful old building have been kept. Incidentally, if you follow the above link, you will also read a few lines on the history of Richaud hospital.

Si vous cliquez ici, vous verrez l'état dans lequel se trouvait l'hôpital Richaud il y a trois ans. Les travaux avancent pour la transformation de l'ancien hôpital royal en appartements de luxe, tout en conservant les belles façades et détails architecturaux d'origine. D'ailleurs, si vous suivez le lien ci-dessus, vous pourrez lire quelques lignes sur l'histoire des lieux.

19 comments:

William Kendall said...

It looks cleaner now than it did before. The work appears to be going smoothly indeed.

Sylvia K said...

I'm always glad to see old, historic buildings being saved and re-used! This is a great example!! Hope your week is off to a good start, Ciel!!

RedPat said...

Wow - what a place that would be to live, Ciel!

Jack said...

The perspective in your first photo is excellent. Looking through those hairy gates is the way to see this!

Sunnybrook Farm said...

Quite a place, looks like it might be an expensive place to live.

Randy said...

Like our new upcoming hotel in an old hospital, I don't know that I can stay in a place where so many died.

Bob Crowe said...

I wonder if such a job, with more housing for the rich, can ever be done "nicely." Your post also makes me wonder what a hospital was really like in the 18th and 19th Centuries.

Small City Scenes said...

It will be a pretty fancy place to live in but I am glad it will look like the original building. No more fires. MB

Stuart said...

That's an interesting, and unexpected, transformation.

llandudnopictures said...

They appear to be doing a great job!

EG CameraGirl said...

I bet those luxury flats will be something grand!

Bergson said...

on attache les échelles à Versailles

VP said...

They are trying to do something like this here too, but the original building is not as good as yours...

Tanya Breese said...

it's coming right along! i don't know that i'd want to live in a re-done hospital! i'm sure it will be quite pricey!

José Mendonça said...

I wouldn't mind living in such a hospital. I bet the flats will be fantastic! :-)

Sharon Anck said...

This made me think of a place I saw in Italy that looked like a huge villa and it turned out that it had been restored and turned into condominiums. I thought about how much fun it would be to live in a place like that.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

You'll have to keep us up to date Ciel.. I agree with above, an apartment here would be quite something I should imagine.

James said...

I want to live there. :-)

LOLfromPasa said...

Well preserved and looks amazing. That blue sky looks wonderful too. Really nice shot through the gate.