Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The green trees of Paris

Cities need trees.  They add colour, texture, and welcome shade in summer.  On benches nearby are parents with kids, teenagers, students, workers grabbing lunch, older people, chatting, eating sandwiches, or just sitting and watching the world.

Paris has lots of trees, along the streets, 
Sunday morning market - Boulevard Richard Lenoir
along the banks of the Seine,
 in hidden courtyards, and small squares 
Place du Marché Sainte Catherine in the Marais
- and especially in its public parks – the Jardin des Tuileries, with its formal gardens, its pools and clipped trees,
The Tuileries
  the gardens below the Sacré-Cœur in Montmartre, 
the Place des Vosges, 
the oasis of the Jardins du Palais Royal 
Palais Royal
and the delights of the Jardin du Luxembourg beyond the Boul’Mich.  
Fontaine Medicis, Jardin du Luxembourg

Gathering for a concert in the Luxembourg
In one or two places there is greenery going up the walls:-
Hotel de Sully
not far from the Pompidou centre

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