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”.