Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Les tranchées

Roadworks Versailles avenue de Paris
These photos were taken on Boxing Day, 26 December. These trenches on Avenue de Paris between the king's small stables and the palace have been there for a while now. VDP doesn't like the look of that new ugly patchwork asphalt in lieu of our cobblestones and normal red asphalt and hopes that this is only temporary because if it isn't, then it's a botched job... VDP is also hopeful that the daffodils will be re-planted because if you click here, you'll see what this pavement should normally look like in the spring...

Ces photos ont été prises le 26 décembre. Cela fait quelques temps que des travaux sont en cours avenue de Paris devant la petite écurie du roi. VDP n'aime pas du tout, du tout ce patchwork de bitume en lieu et place de l'asphalte rouge et surtout des pavés. VDP pense et espère que cela est provisoire. Si tel ne devait pas être le cas, quel boulot de m**** (pardonnez cette inhabituelle grossièreté)... VDP espère également, voire surtout (!) que les jonquilles seront replantées. Si vous cliquez ici, vous verrez ce à quoi cette contre-allée est censée ressembler au printemps...
Roadworks Versailles avenue de Paris
Roadworks Versailles avenue de Paris

19 comments:

William Kendall said...

We've had similar things done here on a stretch of sidewalk near my home- I keep wondering if that black asphalt is a temporary situation that'll be finished in the spring, or if that's the city's idea of finished work.

Revrunner said...

Reminds me of what our National Mall looked like when I was in D.C. last week.

Lowell said...

Oh, please let this be a temporary aberration...don't ever screw with things that near perfection or come as close as they can be.

Lois said...

Oh my! I hope it is temporary too. I much prefer the spring pictures.

Randy said...

Looks like alot of work.

Thérèse said...

Il faut ce qu'il faut...

Small City Scenes said...

We want Daffodils!!!!!

Dave said...

Its usually down to the cost, but I wouldnt have thought that red asphelt was that much more expensive.

Magali said...

Wait (encore ! ) and see ...

llandudnopictures said...

Roll on Springtime, hopefully it will all be restored to its former glory!

Sharon Anck said...

I couldn't agree more. It simply has to be temporary.

Birdman said...

Hopefully the daffodils will be back. ALWAYS a fine sign of spring. The construction will bring forth a rebirth too. Fingers crossed.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I'm sure it's temporary, looks like they replaced the water lines.

VP said...

It is quite ugly... and it happens here all the time!

Loree said...

Sigh, why do they always have to keep renovating?

RedPat said...

There have to be daffoldils here again, Ciel!

Stuart said...

I hope you are right that it is temporary, but it's difficult to understand why they would use asphalt.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh dear, we can't be having that Ciel.. The daffs would help but the asphalt HAS to go :)

EG CameraGirl said...

I think temporary, at least I hope so.