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    didierb is offline
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    sbh2021 - day05 / lorient, autour du rocher

    great time again yesterday at Lorient, beautiful colors and "les cayes" are really making this beach different. we could observe two little sharks in the cayes, fantastic!

    autour du rocher is really complicated to enter... some ugly fences are blocking the access down to the beach. we had to get around by the water, but we managed it :) the view is still incredible from autour du rocher, kind of 360°... the old construction is now almost completely demolished, no work there currently...

    lorient beach







    view from autour du rocher





    remaining construction

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    Re: sbh2021 - day05 / lorient, autour du rocher

    That’s a big change from when I was last there. The view from the chair is still good though,

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    Re: sbh2021 - day05 / lorient, autour du rocher

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinS View Post
    That’s a big change from when I was last there. The view from the chair is still good though,
    This view?

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    Re: sbh2021 - day05 / lorient, autour du rocher

    This chair, looking the other way.

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    Re: sbh2021 - day05 / lorient, autour du rocher

    Love the “Chair” shot and seeing it through your eyes while exploring the hallowed ground up there, Kevin.
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    Re: sbh2021 - day05 / lorient, autour du rocher

    hey kevin, yes funny this chair! do you mean it was there already a while ago?
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    Re: sbh2021 - day05 / lorient, autour du rocher

    There was a squatter living up there for awhile. A number of things were brought up.

    The chair photo is an enlargement of a portion of one of Didier’s photo, not mine.

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    Re: sbh2021 - day05 / lorient, autour du rocher

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinS View Post
    The chair photo is an enlargement of a portion of one of Didier’s photo, not mine.
    Was not sure :)
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    Re: sbh2021 - day05 / lorient, autour du rocher

    Remind us of what the plans are or were for the site? There are some threads where there was going to be development? And then it was halted: turned down?

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    Re: sbh2021 - day05 / lorient, autour du rocher

    Seems to keep changing hands. Anyone know current ownership and status of this prime piece of land?
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    Re: sbh2021 - day05 / lorient, autour du rocher

    Quote Originally Posted by amyb View Post
    Seems to keep changing hands. Anyone know current ownership and status of this prime piece of land?
    most of it is in a green zone (for now) so perhaps development plans have been thwarted (for now)?

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    Re: sbh2021 - day05 / lorient, autour du rocher

    Quote Originally Posted by elgreaux View Post
    most of it is in a green zone (for now) so perhaps development plans have been thwarted (for now)?
    Who owns it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by amyb View Post
    Who owns it?
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    Re: sbh2021 - day05 / lorient, autour du rocher

    Got it.
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    Re: sbh2021 - day05 / lorient, autour du rocher

    Quote Originally Posted by amyb View Post
    Who owns it?
    Not David L!
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    Re: sbh2021 - day05 / lorient, autour du rocher

    Quote Originally Posted by elgreaux View Post
    most of it is in a green zone (for now) so perhaps development plans have been thwarted (for now)?
    Ellen . . . has a zoning map really been adopted & finally approved? It seems like there have been numerous proposed plans, with hearings going on-&-on. As I recall, one approved plan was overturned in litigation.

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    Re: sbh2021 - day05 / lorient, autour du rocher

    Quote Originally Posted by cec1 View Post
    Ellen . . . has a zoning map really been adopted & finally approved? It seems like there have been numerous proposed plans, with hearings going on-&-on. As I recall, one approved plan was overturned in litigation.
    It seems to be an ongoing process, but there is no legal "zoning" as such here, which in France is called a POS (plan d'occupation des sols).. so it's all up to the local gov't which can open zones at will for building.. as can be seen by the rapid encroachment into green zones...

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