The pile drivers at the French Cultural Center had finally hit bottom. Literally. Forty-three feet below ground – through a man-made mixture of sand, gravel and rubble, under an ancient riverbed of silt, seashells and peat, and into a seam of stiff, blue-gray marine clay – the massive metal rods the men were corkscrewing into… Continue reading Renovation Update #2: Things are beginning to look up!
Chers amis, Imagine having to empty an enormous house in which you and your family have lived for generations. What surprises might you find in abandoned closets, the attic, dusty storage boxes and other nooks and crannies? That strange and exciting experience is precisely what the staff of the French Cultural Center faced when, after… Continue reading Renovation Update #1: A la découverte du temps perdu !