23.5.11

Palais Royal ... again

I had no intention to post about Palais Royal again; I have already done it a number of times as well on this blog as on my previous one. My intention was to visit what may be considered as the first “skyscraper” in Paris, situated just behind the Palais Royal. But… I could not resist against taking a few new photos.

Finally, I made a very short post about the “skyscraper”, which you may see just below this post.
For hopefully the specific pleasure of Virginia, who is a real fan of the Palais Royal, I can inform that, after several months, the restoration of the Galéries d’Orléans now is – almost - finished. As some additional information I could add that these colonnades in the 17th century were preceded by some similar ones, then in 1789 replaced by some wooden barracks. In 1829 a real gallery with shops was built, destroyed in 1930, but the colonnades were saved, thus now restored.
So, if you wish, below is the second simultaneous post about the “skyscraper”.

33 comments:

M said...

Can't wait to be back in Paris and see this without all the scaffolding!! Love the photo of your reflection! Wonderful post.

Elizabeth said...

They work quickly I was just there a few weeks ago and the palais royal still had scaffolding in the courtyard area!

Mrs A said...

Paris is so lovely in spring, good to see it without scaffolding, there was a lot of it when i was there, will have to come back again to see it finished, thanks Peter!

Jeanne said...

I will never tire of Palais Royal much like Virginia. The trees have never been in bloom in the six times I have been there so thanks Peter for the beautiful pictures and great post.

Studio at the Farm said...

What a magnificent structure! I'm glad you included it in your post!

ALAIN said...

J'aime bien les vieux magasins que l'on trouve sous les arcades.

orvokki said...

Your Paris is so beutifull..:!!!!! and interesant.. Love your blog.:)
Hugs!

Vagabonde said...

I enjoyed reading all the backposts I missed during my travels. By coincidence I am reading the memoires of Helene Berr (in French) and she was talking about the rafle of the Vel D’Hiv that happened the 16 and 17 July 1942 – so it was interesting to see the pictures in your post.
I was in the Palais Royal gardens last Wednesday, May 18th, and it looked just like in your picture – very dry. The roses were beautiful and I took many pictures of them. My husband had some old bread with him and spent a while feeding the pigeons and they even ended up coming on his knees and arms. (I‘ll make a post on that later.) I used to have a summer job in one of the souvenir shops under the arcade when I was a teenager, but I forgot to look for the shop to see if it was still there.

Montreal Photo Daily - Ken said...

They're very nice photos of the Palais Royal... it's like you just gave me a personal tour. Thank you and I enjoy reading your blog.

Bagman and Butler said...

As far as I'm concerned you can do parts of Paris over and over as many times as you want. Some incredible photographs in here.

Cergie said...

Et ben tu as drôlement bien fait tout au moins de prendre et publier toutes ces photos remarquables de qualité. Il me semble que tu es passé avec ton chevalet et tes pinceaux et que tu as fait poser plein de jolies demoiselles et de pittoresques messieurs.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Peter, I am so glad to hear that they are almost finished as one part or another has been under repair for a very long time.

What a difference that fountain is from the snowball fight in the ice basin that we saw in December!

Bises,
Genie

arabesque said...

hi peter, you know what, your first photo looks just like something from a Renoir painting. haha. ^0^

i;m glad you posted these photos, looking at them, one can't help but appreciate its beauty, the place spells nothing but idyllic.
i'm glad restoration's on going. ^0^

Virginia said...

I"m smiling because as you well know, this is one of my favorite places. Thank you for taking us back again. I feel like I've been right there today through your lovely photos! Merci,
V

PS Like the self portrait in the Bury balls! :)

This is Belgium said...

I have the impression that I am not the only one who does not mind a Palais Royal posting over and over again.

Thérèse said...

Tu deviens bien artistique Peter. De bien belles photos très sympathiques.

Starman said...

Still great after all these years.

claude said...

Bel endroit !
Ouf ! j'ai échappé aux colonnes de Buren !!!

V Rakesh said...

Brilliant posts, this one and the one below. Enjoyed them!

Cezar and Léia said...

Hey, I love your reflection! Wonderful pictures and amazing sunny day there. It's so nice to see people enjoying this perfect weather there!
Hugs
Léia

Nathalie said...

Ah tes photos parlent d'un Paris estival où les gens ont les pieds qui bronzent avec la trace des tongs. Ca doit être rare ! :-)))

Gunn said...

DU får virkelig med atmosfæren/stemningen i Paris!
Og du er omgitt av så mye vakkert!
Flotte foto, som sikkert öker antall turister i den franske hovedstad!
Ha en fin dag!

Ruth said...

One year in Paris the Notre Dame was being cleaned, painstakingly, and it was covered in scaffolding and black mesh. Disappointing, but it was so beautifully white after. It's hard on tourists who visit during the restoration. :-)

Fun to see your reflection! And are those your feet by the fountain, or a neighbor's?

Mona said...

To think that such beautiful architecture was all crafted by hands back then!

The weather seems beautiful out there, I like the photo og tree lined path!

Delphinium said...

Petit coucou rapide, j'aime beaucoup ta photo de la dame avec le jet d'eau devant.
Bises!

JM said...

... And I'm glad you did it. The photos are wonderful, Peter!

Catherine said...

lovely visual post - I am so looking forward to visiting Paris again - your blog brings it so marvellously alive
regards catherine Mexico City

ParisBreakfasts said...

PLEASE never stop posting on the Palais Royal - one of the beautiful places on the planet.
I think Woody Allen forgot to include it in his latest movie too, Midnight in Paris.
Quelle domage...

Rommel Peter Fernandes said...

Nice pics. I liked the park ones.
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sonia a. mascaro said...

Paris is so gorgeous, Peter! Thanks for sharing your Wonderful City with us.

Jeanie said...

Well, I, for one, am glad you did the Palais again, for each series of photos brings something new. This wasn't a place I saw on my trip to Paris apart from the bus, so I love seeing within. Perhaps next summer when we come.

I know when we do I will be contacting you about those walks you do. What a guide you would be!

Trotter said...

I love those gardens!!! probably the least interesting are the Conseil d'Etat and the Conseil Constitutionnel... ;)

Maria O. Russell said...

Beautiful!