Thursday, 19 March 2015

Perchés sur des échasses, à côté des chevaux

Echasses stilts Bio C Bon Versailles Richaud
We have some brand new shops in town. Do you remember the former royal hospital? You can click on the 'hôpital Richaud' label below or here and here for shortcuts to see the sorry state the gorgeous building was in for years and years until in 2010 or 2011, it was decided that it would be transformed into luxury flats. As it happens, right next to it, there are now brand new shops that were officially opened on 6 March. VDP went to have a look on the 7th and... well... there was quite a lot happening as you can see!

Nous avons de tout nouveaux magasins en ville. Rappelez-vous l'état pitoyable dans lequel se trouvait l'hôpital Richaud (ancien hôpital royal). Pour ce faire, vous pouvez cliquer sur le lien "hôpital Richaud" sous ce billet ou simplement ici et si vous préférez un raccourci. Après moult controverses, la restauration et la transformation en résidence de luxe est presque achevée, à côté se trouvent de nouvelles boutiques inaugurées le 6 mars. VDP s'y est rendue le lendemain et il s'y passait plein de choses !
Echasses stilts Bio C Bon Versailles Richaud
Carriage horses Bio C Bon Versailles Richaud
Horses Bio C Bon Versailles Richaud
Horses Bio C Bon Versailles Richaud

20 comments:

William Kendall said...

The horses seem to take it all in stride. And it takes a great deal of skill to walk on stilts!

Lois said...

How fun! I love the red hats. It is always nice to see a revitalization going on. It seems to be happening here as well.

Randy said...

If I tried that I would be on the ground in no time.

Bob Crowe said...

Chefs on stilts. What's not to like?

Denton Harryman said...

We see lots of older buildings converted into flats (condo) but our older buildings are not quit so grand .. Your first photo gave me a smile

Sharon Anck said...

Those are very tall chefs parading around town. Looks like a lot of fun going on there at the new shops.

Kay said...

It looks like an interesting scene though I can't imagine trying to do anything on stilts. The horses look very calm and sweet. I just want to rub their soft noses.

Josette T said...

quand on se souviens de l'état de cet hôpital...quels changements !

llandudnopictures said...

A grand opening indeed, looks like you have made some new horsey friends too!

Halcyon said...

Looks like quite the fancy opening party! Hope the place is equal to all the spectacle.

EG CameraGirl said...

A great way to advertise the opening of the shops!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Perfect old building for luxury flats, bet they'll be very elegant Ciel.. Just look at those handsome Clydesdale's.. Hectic celebrations there :)

Dina said...

Glad you went to check it out. Such beautiful horses, and general merriment.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Yes, quite the fanfare. I hope they are still working on converting the hospital, that seems like a great reuse of that beautiful building.

Small City Scenes said...

The red hats are back!! Of course I do love the horses.
MB

Birdman said...

LOVE your horse 'sense' shots.

VP said...

A funny event and a really nice set of photos. Love the 'portraits' of the horses!

Tahiti Daily Photo said...

Cela fait très "campagne en ville".

RedPat said...

Such pleasant looking horses!

Michelle said...

I cannot imagine trying to walk on those stilts.