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Palais Royal ... again - a new theatre



There is a change in the gardens of Palais Royal, on which I have already posted several times (see here and here). I have there also referred to the Théatre Français / La Comédie Française. What’s happening now is that the 18th century theatre building will be renovated over a longer period and in the meantime, a temporary wooden building has been built. It has been placed between the newly refurbished colonnades of the Galeries d’Orléans, which actually already previously used to be covered, until around 1930, being a shopping gallery. The temporary theatre will hold some 750 places.


















Here is a view of how the Galeries d’Orléans looked, “naked”.

The now famous Buren columns are obviously differently used by girls and boys.

Some seagulls were patiently waiting, until… Here is also a proof that birds can’t read (Pélouse interdite = Get off the grass).

The exceptionally (relatively) mild weather helps roses not only to survive, but there are also some buds.

18 comments:

Olivier said...

ah les colonnes de buren. la photo, avec les deux enfants est genial, elle meritait a elle toute seule un post complet

Starman said...

No fair posting a thousand entries at one time.

ALAIN said...

The show must go on.

claude said...

Faut espérer qu'ils vont faire qq chose de bien et de beau, pas comme les colonnes de Buren que moi, je n'aime pas.
J'ai réussi à agrandir mes photos.

Maria O. Russell said...

I feel sorry for the ghosts at that old theater putting up with all that racket...

Such beautiful post, Peter!

Thank you

This is Belgium said...

Great pictures.. looking forward to the result

Synne said...

Ooh, how exciting! I love the children and their honest behaviour. Have a good one, Peter!

delphinium said...

Comment ça? ici on se les gèle et chez toi les roses fleurissent???
C'est une grande comédie française!

Vagabonde said...

I am pleased to see there are still some roses there in winter. Last May there were so many roses - I placed one on my last post – very pale old-fashioned style roses. It was very warm then. Nice to see what is happening there.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Splendid.

Virginia said...

I'm so glad we were able to visit MY Palais Royal together again this trip. LOL! I see some similar photos! :) Well my blog friends will just have to see some of these all over again on my blog. Love seeing inside the temporary theater. Now I know how they did it! I feel fortunate that I've been able to see the PR at least once without any barriers. It seems it's always under repairs.
V

Cergie said...

Ah tu y es allé, tu as vu, photographié et tu montres !
On peut critiquer ces colonnes mais elles sont très appréciées au moins de enfants.
Les pelouses sont interdites à Paris parfois toujours mais en particuliers en hiver, où ai-je vu cela ? "Les pelouses se reposent". Moi aussi j'évite de marcher dans le jardin en ce moment.

arabesque said...

hi Peter!
yes, i have yet to see what it looks like soon! ( i wish ) haha. ^0^
and even though constantly under repair, at least, there's always something new to look forward to.

lower cholesterol naturally said...

Photos are very lovely!

SusuPetal said...

Rosebuds...wonderful.

Seagulls are a nuisance, illiterate and arrogant. Here, at the market square, you can't eat anything, seagulls rob all your food.

So springtime there, here it's snow, quite beautiful actually, posted just today snow photos...me!!

Jeanie said...

I just finished a murder mystery called Murder in the Palais Royal -- it's nice to see what I was reading about! Thanks!

PEDROHUELVA said...

La elegancia de Paris, no solo esta en su moda y sus gentes. También en sus edificios.

Quizas por eso me enamoro. Prometo volver.

un saludo amigo mio

Trotter said...

Amazing that new temporary, I +presume, theatre...