The restoration work live – The Timeline

The coming events

  • 2015-05-18End of the restoration
The latest events on the restoration site
2017-08
2017-07
2017-04
2017-03
2017-02
2016-11
2016-10
2016-09
2016-08
2016-07
2016-06
2016-05
2016-04
2016-03
2016-02
2015-07
2015-07-27
TimeLapse

TimeLapse of the restoration

2015-06
2015-06-24
Lizards""

Lizards

2015-06-12
Aerial

Aerial view of the Latona fountain

2015-06-12
Aerial

Aerial view of the Latona fountain

2015-06-12
Aerial

Aerial view of the Latona fountain

2015-06-11
Turtles""

Turtles

2015-06-11
Latona

Latona parterre

2015-06-11
Latona

Latona fountain

2015-06-11
Latona""

Latona

2015-06-11
Peasant""

Peasant

2015-06-11
Latona

Latona fountain after restoration

2015-06-11
Latona

Latona fountain after restoration

2015-06-11
Latona

Latona fountain after restoration

2015-06-11
Latona

Latona fountain after restoration

2015-06-01
Rebirth

Rebirth of the foutain

2015-06-01
Rebirth

Rebirth of the foutain

2015-06-01
Rebirth

Rebirth of the foutain

2015-05
2015-05-22
Before

Before After restoration

2015-05-19
Fountain

Fountain rebirth

2015-05-19
Fountain

Fountain rebirth

2015-05-18
Rebirth

Rebirth of the foutain

2015-05-18
Fountain

Fountain rebirth

2015-05-18
Rebirth

Rebirth of the foutain

2015-05-18
Opening

Opening valves

2015-05-18
Before

Before opening

2015-05-17
Trial

Trial run of the Latona fountain

2015-05-17
Trial

Trial run of the Latona fountain

2015-05-17
Positioning

Positioning nozzles

2015-05-17
Finishing

Finishing gilding

2015-05-17
Fountain

Fountain engineers team

2015-05-14
Last

Last adjustments

2015-05-13
End

End of the restauration

2015-05-04
First

First trial run of the Latona fountain

2015-05-04
Return

Return of the Latona fountain sculpture

2015-05-04
Diane

Diane return

2015-05-04
Diane

Diane return

2015-05-04
Return

Return of the Latona fountain sculpture

2015-05-04
Return

Return of the Latona fountain sculpture

2015-04
2015-04-29
Golden

Golden hand

2015-04-29
Frog

Frog restored

2015-04-29
Peasant

Peasant restored

2015-04-29
Peasant

Peasant restored

2015-04-28
Face

Face to face between the two casts of Latona

2015-04-27
Face

Face to face between the two casts of Latona

2015-04-22
Frogs

Frogs are back to the Latona fountain

2015-04-22
Positioning

Positioning regilded sculptures

2015-04-22
Positioning

Positioning regilded sculptures

2015-04-21
Positioning

Positioning edge

2015-04-21
Positioning

Positioning edge

2015-04-21
Positioning

Positioning nozzles

2015-04-21
The

The restored sculptures are back

2015-04-20
Latona

Latona fountain aerial view

2015-04-20
Latona

Latona parterre aerial view

2015-04-20
Aerial

Aerial view

2015-04-09
Restored

Restored sculpture

2015-04-09
Joints

Joints of the vault

2015-04-03
Latona""

Latona

2015-04-03
sunset

sunset on Latona

2015-03
2015-03-25
Positioning

Positioning marble after restoration

2015-03-25
Restoration

Restoration of the Latona fountain

2015-03-23
Gilding""

Gilding

2015-03-23
Gilding""

Gilding

2015-03-23
Gilding""

Gilding

2015-03-23
Gilding""

Gilding

2015-03-23
before

before gilding

2015-03-20
Gilding""

Gilding

2015-03-20
Gilding""

Gilding

2015-03-20
Sculpture

Sculpture work

2015-03-18
Démoulage

Démoulage du groupe sculpté de Latone

2015-03-17
Travail

Travail de sculpture sur le moulage

2015-03-17
Travail

Travail de sculpture sur le moulage

2015-03-17
Latone

Latone après le démoulage

2015-03-13
Nouveau

Nouveau moulage du groupe sculpté

2015-03-13
Nouveau

Nouveau moulage du groupe sculpté

2015-03-06
Latona

Latona sculpture

2015-03-06
Work

Work meeting

2015-03-05
Back

Back of the Latona sculpture

2015-03-05
Positioning

Positioning marbles

2015-03-03
Positioning

Positioning nozzles

2015-03-03
Positioning

Positioning nozzles

2015-02
2015-02-24
Nozzle

Nozzle preparation

2015-02-19
Restored

Restored marbles

2015-02-19
Reassembling

Reassembling the fountain

2015-02-18
Reassembling

Reassembling the fountain

2015-02-10
Return

Return of restored marble.

2015-01
2015-01-28
The

The lizards fountain

2015-01-27
Lead

Lead tables

2015-01-26
Latona

Latona Parterre

2015-01-19
The

The lizards fountain

2015-01-19
The

The lizards fountain

2015-01-16
The

The lizards fountain

2015-01-14
Gilding

Gilding lead sculptures

2015-01-07
Hydraulic

Hydraulic system restoration

2015-01-05
The

The lizards fountain after restoration work

2014-12
2014-12-30
Latona

Latona fountain : work in progress

2014-12-24
Positioning

Positioning marble after restoration

2014-12-24
Work

Work live

2014-12-19
Turning

Turning on the fountain of the Latona Parterre

2014-12-19
Turning

Turning on the fountain of the Latona Parterre

2014-12-15
Work

Work live

2014-12-12
Reassembling

Reassembling the vault

2014-12-10
Positioning

Positioning the restored sculptures on Latone Parterre

2014-12-10
Positioning

Positioning marble

2014-12-03
Retour

Retour des sculptures du parterre de Latone

2014-12-03
Retour

Retour des sculptures du parterre de Latone

2014-12-01
Return

Return of the Latona parterre sculptures

2014-11
2014-11-24
Gilding

Gilding lead sculptures

2014-11-24
Gilding

Gilding lead sculptures

2014-11-24
Gilding

Gilding lead sculptures

2014-11-20
Gilding

Gilding lead sculptures

2014-11-20
Gilding

Gilding lead sculptures

2014-11-20
Gilding

Gilding lead sculptures

2014-11-20
Gilding

Gilding lead sculptures

2014-11-19
Mixtion

Mixtion layer

2014-11-14
Yellow

Yellow anti corrosive layer

2014-11-14
Yellow

Yellow anti corrosive layer

2014-11-13
Anti

Anti corrosive layer

2014-11-13
Anti

Anti corrosive layer

2014-11-13
Anti

Anti corrosive layer

2014-11-13
Anti

Anti corrosive layer

2014-11-13
Anti

Anti corrosive layer

2014-11-12
Positioning

Positioning marble

2014-11-12
Positioning

Positioning of the vault

2014-11-07
Positioning

Positioning of the vault

2014-11-07
Marble

Marble restored

2014-11-07
Positioning

Positioning marble

2014-11-06
Positioning

Positioning of the vault

2014-11-06
Positioning

Positioning millstone

2014-11-05
Aerial

Aerial view

2014-10
2014-10-06
Replacing

Replacing the hydraulic system

2014-10-06
Remise

Remise en place de l'araignée

2014-10-06
Replacing

Replacing the hydraulic system

2014-10-06
Replacing

Replacing the hydraulic system

2014-09
2014-09-26
Artistic

Artistic Crafts Days

2014-09-26
Artistic

Artistic Crafts Days

2014-09-24
Artistic

Artistic Crafts Days

2014-09-19
Spider

Spider chamber

2014-08
2014-08-13
Latona

Latona fountain : work in progress

2014-08-12
First

First test of the restoration steps

2014-08-12
Sculpture

Sculpture restoration of the Latona fountain

2014-07
2014-07-22
Topiary

Topiary sculpture

2014-07-21
Latona

Latona Parterre

2014-07-18
Reassembling

Reassembling masonry

2014-07-18
Reassembling

Reassembling masonry

2014-07-17
Reassembling

Reassembling masonry

2014-07-16
Video:

Video: marble restoration of the Latona fountain

2014-07-09
Grafting

Grafting a leg

2014-07-07
Lead

Lead sculptures restoration

2014-07-07
Lead

Lead sculptures restoration

2014-07-07
Lead

Lead sculptures restoration

2014-07-07
Welding""

Welding

2014-06
2014-06-25
Topiary

Topiary art

2014-06-25
Topiary

Topiary art

2014-06-24
Reassembling

Reassembling masonry

2014-06-24
Reassembling

Reassembling masonry

2014-06-23
3D

3D simulation

2014-06-23
3D

3D simulation

2014-06-20
Cutting

Cutting stone

2014-06-20
Cutting

Cutting stone

2014-06-20
Cutting

Cutting stone

2014-06-20
Cutting

Cutting stone

2014-06-09
Aerial

Aerial view of the Latona fountain

2014-06-06
The

The spider restoration

2014-06-04
Marble

Marble sculpture

2014-06-04
Marking

Marking the template

2014-06-04
Cutting

Cutting marble

2014-06-04
White

White marble

2014-06-04
Marble

Marble block with template

2014-06-04
White

White marble

2014-05
2014-05-27
Marble

Marble blocks

2014-05-27
Marble

Marble blocks

2014-05-26
Restoration

Restoration of the second ring

2014-05-26
Restoration

Restoration of the second ring

2014-05-26
Ladle

Ladle welding

2014-05-26
Latona

Latona Parterre

2014-05-23
Ladle

Ladle welding

2014-05-23
The

The spider restoration

2014-05-23
The

The spider restoration

2014-05-21
Moving

Moving a pipe

2014-05-21
Lead

Lead preparation

2014-05-10
Aerial

Aerial view

2014-05-09
Fountain

Fountain engineers of Versailles

2014-05-05
Work

Work in progress

2014-05-05
New

New pipe

2014-04
2014-04-29
Ladle

Ladle soldering

2014-04-28
Autogenous

Autogenous soldering

2014-04-23
Restored

Restored lizard

2014-04-23
Chasing

Chasing (metal engraving)

2014-04-23
Welding""

Welding

2014-04-23
Casting""

Casting

2014-04-23
Chasing

Chasing (metal engraving)

2014-04-14
Metal

Metal restorers

2014-04-14
Metal

Metal restorers

2014-04-11
Lead

Lead turtle

2014-04-11
Lead

Lead sculpture

2014-04-11
Lead

Lead damage

2014-04-07
European

European Artistic Crafts Days

2014-04-07
European

European Artistic Crafts Days

2014-04-07
European

European Artistic Crafts Days

2014-04-04
European

European Artistic Crafts Days

2014-04-04
European

European Artistic Crafts Days

2014-03
2014-03-31
Sanding

Sanding marble

2014-03-31
Marble

Marble grafts

2014-03-26
Marble

Marble restoration

2014-03-26
Marble

Marble restoration

2014-03-06
Floor

Floor of the fountain

2014-02
2014-02-13
Removing

Removing the clay

2014-02-13
Removing

Removing the clay

2014-02-12
Removing

Removing the wooden seat

2014-02-07
Under

Under the dome of the Latona Fountain

2014-02-05
The

The Removal of the Latona fountain spider

2014-01
2014-01-28
The

The removal of the third spider ring

2014-01-27
The

The removal of the Latona foutain spider

2014-01-27
The

The removal of the second spider ring

2014-01-27
The

The removal of the first spider ring

2014-01-17
Hydro-blasting""

Hydro-blasting

2014-01-14
Restoration

Restoration of the lead sculptures

2014-01-14
Lead

Lead sculptures of the Latone fountain

2013-12
2013-12-20
The

The spider of Latona Fountain is revealed

2013-12-20
Removing

Removing the sand around pipes

2013-12-20
Removing

Removing the sand around pipes

2013-12-20
End

End of the masonry dismantling

2013-12-19
The

The sculptures of the Latona Parterre are taken away for restoration

2013-12-18
The

The sculptures of the Latona Parterre are taken away for restoration

2013-12-18
The

The sculptures of the Latona Parterre are taken away for restoration

2013-12-17
Removing

Removing the stone structure of Latona fountain

2013-12-16
Removal

Removal sculptures of the lizards fountains

2013-12-15
Removing

Removing the stone structure of Latona fountain

2013-12-11
Removing

Removing the stone structure

2013-12-05
Video

Video : Ladle welding

2013-12-04
The

The stones of the vault are numbered before being removed.

2013-11
2013-11-22
Stonecutters

Stonecutters dismantle the structure of basin

2013-11-22
Removing

Removing the stone structure of Latona fountain

2013-11-22
Removing

Removing the stone structure of Latona fountain

2013-11-20
Removing

Removing the stone structure of Latona fountain

2013-11-20
Removing

Removing the stone structure of Latona fountain

2013-11-19
Restoration

Restoration work on the Latona fountain

2013-11-14
Dismantling

Dismantling of the Latona fountain

2013-11-12
Removing

Removing the basin : Stonecutters at work

2013-11-04
Restoration

Restoration of marbles

2013-11-04
Blasting

Blasting marbles

2013-10
2013-10-31
Le

Le groupe sculpté de Latone est en cours de restauration

2013-10-31
The

The sculpture of the Latona fountain is being restored.

2013-10-30
The

The sculpture of the Latona fountain is being restored.

2013-10-23
Ladle

Ladle soldering

2013-10-18
Removal

Removal of the blocks of marble from the Latona Fountain

2013-10-17
L'atelier

L'atelier des métiers d'art

2013-10-17
Dépose

Dépose des canalisations

2013-10-16
Soudure

Soudure à la louche

2013-10-16
Ladle

Ladle soldering

2013-10-14
Ladle

Ladle soldering

2013-10-14
Autogenous

Autogenous soldering

2013-10-13
Autogenous

Autogenous soldering

2013-10-10
Les

Les tailleurs de pierre au travail

2013-10-10
Les

Les tailleurs de pierre au travail

2013-10-10
Maçonnerie

Maçonnerie du bassin

2013-10-08
Nettoyage

Nettoyage de la maçonnerie du bassin

2013-10-08
Restauration

Restauration des marbres blancs

2013-09
2013-09-24
The

The Latona Parterre restored

2013-09-24
The

The Latona Parterre restored

2013-09-24
Aerial

Aerial view of the Latona Basin restoration

2013-09-24
The

The Latona Parterre restored

2013-09-18
The

The Basin’s masonry

2013-09-14
The

The European Heritage Days

2013-09-14
The

The European Heritage Days

2013-09-13
The

The European Heritage Days

2013-09-13
Marble

Marble before and after restoration

2013-09-13
Aerial

Aerial view of the Latona Parterre

2013-09-13
Inscriptions

Inscriptions discovered

2013-09-13
Preparing

Preparing the marbles for removal

2013-09-03
Removal

Removal of the marbles

2013-09-03
Removal

Removal of the marbles

2013-08
2013-08-23
Préparation

Préparation de la dépose des marbres

2013-08-23
L'entoilage

L'entoilage du marbre

2013-08-16
Début

Début de l'entoilage

2013-08-09
Removal

Removal of the marbles

2013-08-08
The

The marbles are engraved

2013-08-06
Engraved

Engraved Fleur-de-Lis

2013-08-06
Cleaning

Cleaning the piping

2013-08-01
Dismantling

Dismantling the Latona Fountain

2013-07
2013-07-31
Preparing

Preparing the marbles

2013-07-29
Removal

Removal of the marbles

2013-07-26
Removal

Removal of the marbles

2013-07-26
Removal

Removal of the marbles

2013-07-26
Replacing

Replacing the marbles

2013-07-25
Removal

Removal of the marbles

2013-07-25
Installation

Installation of straps

2013-07-24
Cleaning

Cleaning the marbles

2013-07-19
Engraving

Engraving of the Latona Fountain

2013-07-17
Cleaning

Cleaning the fountain

2013-07-11
Marble

Marble of the fountain

2013-07-11
Latona

Latona is taken to a safehouse in 1939

2013-07-09
Cleaning

Cleaning the marble

2013-07-08
Restoration

Restoration of the Latona Fountain

2013-07-04
Installation

Installation of carrot valves

2013-07-03
Latona

Latona is taken to a safehouse in 1939

2013-06
2013-06-27
Dismantling

Dismantling the lead sheets

2013-06-27
Dismantling

Dismantling the fountain

2013-06-26
Marble

Marble blocks

2013-06-26
Old

Old nozzle from the Latona fountain

2013-06-25
Latona

Latona and the peasants of Lycia

2013-06-25
Trimming

Trimming the topiary features

2013-06-24
Plan

Plan of the Latona fountain and parterre

2013-06-20
Completion

Completion of the Latona parterre restoration

2013-06-20
Completion

Completion of the Latona parterre restoration

2013-06-19
Measuring

Measuring the fountain

2013-06-18
Removing

Removing the lead plates

2013-06-18
Removing

Removing the lead plates

2013-06-12
Dismantling

Dismantling the pipes

2013-06-11
Lead

Lead pipes

2013-06-07
View

View of the Latona parterre

2013-05
2013-05-29
Maintenance

Maintenance of the parterres

2013-05-29
Detail

Detail of the restored parterre

2013-05-28
Detail

Detail of soldering with a ladle

2013-05-28
Completion

Completion of the southern section of the parterre

2013-05-25
A

A fleur-de-lys engraved on the marble of the fountain

2013-05-17
Latona

Latona parterre

2013-05-16
Removal

Removal of the sculptures of the Latona fountain

2013-05-14
Latona

Latona parterre

2013-05-07
Restoration

Restoration of the 18th century water pipes

2013-05-06
Latona

Latona fountain without sculptures

2013-05-06
Restoration

Restoration of the Latona parterre

2013-04
2013-04-25
Last

Last day of the removal of the sculptures

2013-04-25
Last

Last day of the removal of the sculptures

2013-04-24
Removal

Removal of the lead sculptures

2013-04-23
Removal

Removal of the sculptures of the Latona fountain

2013-04-22
Removal

Removal of the sculptures of the Latona fountain

2013-04-22
Removal

Removal of the sculptures of the Latona fountain

2013-04-22
Removal

Removal of the sculptures of the Latona fountain

2013-04-19
Spider

Spider chamber

2013-04-19
Spider

Spider chamber

2013-04-18
Prototype

Prototype of a bronze nozzle in place

2013-04-18
Prototype

Prototype of a bronze nozzle in place

2013-04-18
Prototype

Prototype of a bronze nozzle

2013-04-17
Fountain

Fountain Engineers (French)

2013-04-17
Core

Core boring of the fountain’s masonry

2013-04-16
Positioning

Positioning the cobblestones

2013-04-15
The

The patterns of the Latona parterre

2013-04-15
Surfacing

Surfacing the paths with sand

2013-04-15
Surfacing

Surfacing the paths with sand

2013-04-11
Laying

Laying down the turf

2013-04-11
Laying

Laying down the turf

2013-04-11
Arrival

Arrival of the rolls of new turf

2013-04-10
Preparation

Preparation of the soil

2013-04-05
Launch

Launch of the restoration work (video made on 12 March)

2013-04-04
Planting

Planting the yews

2013-04-04
Arrival

Arrival of the yews

2013-04-03
Progress

Progress being made on the Latona parterre

2013-03
2013-03-30

Laying down the turf on the southern end of the Latona parterre

2013-03-28
The

The parterre takes shape

2013-03-27
The

The Latona fountain is emptied

2013-03-22
The

The embroidery-like parterre design is completed

2013-03-21
Preparation

Preparation for the lawn

2013-03-20
Preparation

Preparation for the lawn

2013-03-20
Preparation

Preparation for the lawn

2013-03-19
Gardeners""

Gardeners

2013-03-18
The

The pattern battens are completed

2013-03-15
Welding

Welding of the pattern battens

2013-03-12
Removal

Removal of the Latona sculpture group

2013-03-12
Trailer""

Trailer

2013-03-11
Molten

Molten lead joins

2013-03-11
Setting

Setting out the battens

2013-03-09
The

The fountain hydraulic engineers remove the old bronze adjutages

2013-03-09
The

The earthworks on the parterre

Start of the work – 12 March 2013