samedi, janvier 20, 2007

Le Château des Tourelles (2/2) : Le château d'eau

Ce château d'eau (se trouvant Rue de la Folie Barbot) servait a l'irrigation des potagers du château des Tourelles. Ce château et ses potagers ont été détruits par les Allemands en 1944 et le château d'eau ( d'une vingtaine de mètres) fut restauré en 1984 suite a la construction du lotissement de la Folie Barbot. Il ne fonctionne plus et appartient maintenant a la ville d'Evry.

(source : Les Chateaux d'eau de France).


This water tower (being Street of the Barbot Madness) was useful has the irrigation of the kitchen gardens of the castle of the Turrets. This castle and its kitchen gardens were destroyed by the Germans in 1944 and the tower water (of a score of meters) was restored in 1984 following the construction of the allotment of the Barbot Madness. It does not function any more and belongs now to the town of Evry.

14 commentaires:

Felicia a dit…

Fantastic water tower! Ours look like a big can. This one looks like someone could live inside.

photowannabe a dit…

Great shots of the water tower. i like the perspective and the sky is so blue behind the tower.

J. Andrew Lockhart a dit…

Visiting your blog is like going to a history class! I love it! :)

Keropok Man a dit…

how much water could it contain the last time?

Cergie a dit…

Il est curieux ce château d'eau, je m'y installerais bien un petit coin bien à moi là haut (vue imprenable je présume)

Comme quoi le bien être des grands a servi le patrimoine (et vice versa)

Il y a un château d'eau célèbre à Cergy (ou Osny, qui est limitrophe) Il faut que je trouve le moyen de le photographier à bonne exposition (soleil couchant), je l'ai déjà photographié mais la lumière n'était pas belle

Tu le verras un jour sur cergipontin ! Tu le reconnaitras j'en suis sûre

Lavender Lady a dit…

Very nice, Oliver. You are a wealth of information. I feel like I am walking thorugh your town with a tour guide.

Mimmu a dit…

Even a water tower is so finely constructed. I agree with lavender lady`s and Andrew`s opinion about your blog :)

GiuCe a dit…

... it so nice to be a water tower. i like the simple lines of the building. Thanx for the information.

Have a great weekend Olivier
thanx a lot for visiting my blog everyday ^.^

isabella a dit…

There are some historic water towers in the States as well (Chicago come to mind), and some of them are turned into museums and art galleries.
What purpose does this château d'eau serve now?

Sally a dit…

That's so great - and love reading the history of it.

East of Oregon a dit…

Bonjour Olivier!

C'est magnifique! :)

Ming_the_Merciless a dit…

Windows in a water tower?? Hmm!! I guess you don't store water in it. :-)

Daniele Marioli a dit…

Ciao Olivier!!
Yours site are ever interesting!
A great ciao!!

chamamy a dit…

Un pigeonnier...non je sais maintenant que tu n'aimes pas ces volatiles ;)
Mais ça me plairait bien :)