Saturday, March 26, 2011

Fountains of Pol Bury -- dommage


Holly, Peter, and I found this sad-looking display in December with the plastic cover, orange tape, and an empty fountain. I am hopeful that the Fountains of Pol Bury in Gallery d'Orleans at Palais Royal have been repaired/refurbished.

The renovations in Paris do seem to take forever, but I would like to see them in a few weeks. Perhaps someone there can let me know.



June 2010

20 comments:

martinealison said...
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martinealison said...

C'est une belle fontaine... mais je serais incapable de répondre à votre question... mais pas parce que je perds la boule!
Gros bisous

rosaria said...

Perhaps the reason these repairs take so long is because parts and fittings have to be recreated, since one cannot just order them from a factory. It will all be worth while at the end/

RICHARD MOISAN said...

A Paris, les travaux succèdent aux travaux... Mais, en général, tout est prêt pour l'été, la saison des touristes.
Et puis, Genie... l'espoir fait vivre! :-)
Bon week-end!

Suzi said...

My hubby took a photo of these on his first trip to Paris...I love it and I somehow missed them, I won't be this time as my little ipad app will show me where to go! x

Genie said...

What a terrible disappointment for you. When it is up and running again, please be sure to post the picture. I just found Dianne’s "All Things French" blog and am so happy. The three of us are certainly spread out from our beloved Paris. Hugs....The Other Genie

Birdman said...

Thanks for the 'double' look here. Hope a rebirth is coming soon for this fountain.

Malyss said...

I don't know. There are often juridical problems with pieces of art; And what you show is not only a foutain..

Virginia said...

I'm sorry they were under wraps in December as they are quite something capped with snow!
V

Halcyon said...

At least they are working to preserve the beautiful things and not letting everything go to pot. But I'm sure it was a disappointment.
Next time! :)

Jacqueline Howett said...

Very imprssive- I can just imagine the sun light reflecting on them, and wonder how they look at night!

Shelley Smart said...

What a beautiful fountain! I hope it is "back" soon!

Jilly said...

So glad you showed the fountain when it is working. What a great fountain and piece of art. Hopefully it's simply being restored or cleaned and will be back with you soon.

Loree said...

The fountain looks lovely. Hope it will be back in working order soon.

Starman said...

"renovations in Paris do seem to take forever" So, so true!

Cezar and Léia said...

If they make it look even better with the renovation it will be the most beautiful fountain in the world!
God bless you!
Cezar

M said...

I am hoping they will be functioning in April -- they are fascinating to watch,

Jack said...

Here's hoping, Genie. Enjoy your trip!!!

Weekend Abstrait said...

Tu peux aller à l'office du tourisme qui demandera directement à la Mairie de Paris, certainement !

Randy said...

I love that fountain!