Friday 13 October 2017

Work Continues on the Chapel

On Tuesday I realised that we have a really good view of the work happening on the roof of the Chapelle de Tous les Saints. So I took a photo - not to spy, but because we sometimes forget stuff.

At the time they were putting a bache (tarpaulin) over the roof. The chapel now has a natty plastic silver hat over its roof, which means that work can continue even when it rains.

Today is Friday the 13th. I don't know if roofers are superstitious, but think of the potential!


Note from Susan: When I passed the chapel half an hour after this photo was taken one of the scaffolders was singing a silly ditty in a falsetto voice. The lyrics rhymed 'la vache !' ('holy cow!') with 'cette bache'.


potty said...

That's some serious scaffolding on your 'little' chapel.

Susan said...

It's because Batiments de France have insisted that the conservation work on the painted wooden vault be done in situ, not by removing each panel, doing the work at ground level then reinstating.

chm said...

Glad to know the restoration work has begun on that lovely chapel. Now I can't wait to see the final result. I may not be still alive when the paintings are fully restored.

Susan said...

Bernard told me tonight that none of us will see the paintings for a while. They've been put under a protective layer of wood while the rest of the work is carried out.

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