At last the sky looks blue again! Unfortunately only on this false façade! It’s temporarily put here to cover and hide some important renovating work which takes place at the department store Au Printemps – just behind the Opéra Garnier. Also, what you see mirroring in the clean windows is of course false, even in theory; the obelisk of Place de la Concorde is a bit too distant! But, at least this is a nice way to hide what’s going on behind. We can see from a photo below of a non-covered tower that there is a need to clean! (A few months ago I showed you this department store – and its neighbour Galeries Lafayette – “dressed up” for Christmas and also their glass domes.)
Just opposite to the department store is a true facade, but it’s still “false”! The shop signs indicate “Aux Tortues”, the Turtles. The shop which dates from 1864 (facade from 1910) originally sold scale and ivory decorations (obviously why there elephant heads on the front); today it’s a bakery. Fortunately the facade has been conserved and is protected.
Today will again be a day when I meet other bloggers. I may not be very active in looking and commenting on your respective posts.