Thursday, 14 June 2018

l'Attaque du Moulin

We were in Pont de Ruan the last week, visiting the mill complex with clients. A couple of the mills were restored in the years leading up to 2012 (see here and here ), but one of the mills that stands alone has always looked unloved.

This time we noticed that there was activity on the roof of the mills that stands on an island on the "other" side of the river. We couldn't quite work out (at first) what was happening, but we were impressed by their adhesion to (a) the roof, and (b) health and safety laws. Not that we blame them.

We don't know if cleaning the roof is the first stage of a restoration program or what, but it is nice to see some action being taken.

("The Attack on the Mill" is a short story by Emile Zola, whose tombstone you can see in Montmarte cemetery)


  1. NO Hard hats... tut tut. I suppose the $64,000 dollar question is "How did they get up there in the first place?" Climb up the rope???