Thursday, June 19, 2014

The largest renovation work in Europe!

This is Le Panthéon, a building I showed you many times, only usually without this "little white hat" nor the black and white frieze composed of faces (don't forget that a pantheon is a building where famous people are buried). The thing is... that it needs to be totally renovated and it will take no less than... 10 years and cost about 100 million euros! Right now they're working on the upper section which should be finished by 2015. And if you still want to visit the inside, no problem,  it's still open! Have a look at the "trailer", if you're interested.

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    1. I agree. If we were in China, it would take a year!

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  2. There's work here being done on our Parliament Buildings. By the time it's all done it'll be 2028, so that's not a surprising timeline for a single building.

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  3. happy to see a "must see" in paris work in progress renovation

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    1. Yes, but you must have plenty of such renovations in Milan too, I'm sure.

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  4. I'm glad it's being preserved so carefully. That's a lot of building to manage.

    We were there but didn't go inside. I don't remember why; too late in the day, probably. We walked toward it up this street, then had dinner in a cafe behind those buildings on the right. It was our last night in Paris.

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    1. Awww. You have to come back then! Inside there is one of the famous Foucault pendulum that proved the earth is round and revolves around itself!

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  5. I never went inside this beautiful building when I lived a block away and passed it almost every day. Only now that I'm "grown up" do I really appreciate it—and I 'm glad they're going all out to preserve it!

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  6. I took a beautiful photo of this building last month; it was incredibly foggy and the dome fully blended with the fog. It was surreal!

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  7. What a wonderful way to decorate the dome during construction! It was a true privilege to visit Marie Curie's grave in the crypt. My Polish heart : )

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