It’s an unexpected post from me. Thank you to all who read and commented on the previous post. I thought I would squeeze one more in before the fMIL gets here. I just got a phone call from the fMIL, who has just left for the airport. Her flight is on schedule and she was pre-boarded online, so it’s looking like she’ll have no problems getting here. I’ll try to check in this next week with comments and so on, but this will be “it” for a few days, until we’re back to the usual here in the Alien Parisienne household.
Today I decided out-of-the-blue (I needed a break from all the cleaning — thanks, Reader Carole for reminding me that I have some cool places to go after doing mundane chores) to go out and take a walk in the Parc des Buttes Chaumont here in the 19th arrondissement. I took so many pretty photos and it was such a lovely time, I thought I would come back home and post a few of the prettier ones to share with you. The entire set is here on Flickr.
Happy Earth Day today!
I am terrible with names of flowers, but “pansy” springs to mind with this one.
A little yellow…
This is the belvedère copied from the ancient Roman temple of Sybil in Tivoli, Italy (Wiki).
People were out enjoying the wonderful weather…
… sitting on the grass, picknicking, walking.
I saw these beautiful blooms on a thorned tree. Dogwood? Something else? Someone who is bontanically in-the-know can help me out.
Hundreds of people were relaxing on the grass on this gorgeous day.
More of the belvedère, close up.
The view from on high (looking to the north).
Off in the distance is the Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (in the 18th, Montmartre).
These flowers made a golden trail.
There are traditional Parisian lampposts in the park as there are all around Paris.
People were napping, kissing, resting, and soaking up the sunshine. It is still not really warm enough for sunbathing, though ( 15° C / 59° F. It is still brisk even though the sun is out).
More of the belvedère. This is an entirely man-made park, even the “lake” was constructed in what was formerly a limestone quarry.
It was a wonderful afternoon for capturing light and shadow.
So, so pretty!
Like cotton candy…
I liked the curving path in this view.
So many gorgeous spring colors were in the flower beds.
This is the Mairie XIXeme — the town hall for the 19th arrondissement, at the base of the park.
I hope you all enjoyed this walk in the park with me.
See you all again very soon!
An Alien Parisienne