Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Just a Walk in the Park

Walks.  The body advances, while the mind flutters around it like a bird.  (Jules Renard)

Such a beautiful quote...and it's so true, isn't it.

Walking through Paris has been one of the loveliest things that Pierre and I have been doing these last six months......strolling, sauntering, meandering, exploring new areas and revisiting old favourites.

Promenading through the Tuileries has always been a favourite of ours....it's a wonderful Parisian park that stretches all the way from Place de Concorde to the Louvre.  Little kiosks are scattered throughout the park where one can stop for a cool drink or glace/ice-cream....and the sculptures in the Tuileries (and there are many) are superb.

The other Sunday afternoon Pierre and I took another leisurely stroll through the Tuileries....it was high Summer....but you could sense that Autumn was near....russet and yellow tinges were clearly visible on those magnificent chestnut trees.
The start of our walk...near Place de Concorde....then a slow promenade
through the Tuileries and finally
to the Louvre.
The 'Welcoming Hands" sculptures....
perhaps these sculptures are welcoming all to enjoy a promenade
through this lovely park.
Autumn is on its way.
The perfect spot for a Summer refreshment.
And yes...billy goats et al...
enjoying the delicious
green grass of the Tuileries.
I could have sat by the lake for hours....
but thank heavens I had my parapluie....
it was soooo hot!
Magnificent bronze and marble sculptures are positioned throughout
the park....just pull up a green garden chair
and let the mind flutter.
Then under the archway....and across
to le Louvre.
What an extraordinary building the Louvre is....
both inside and out.
Magnificent reflections....le Louvre.
That facade....I just never get tired of gazing at it.
Summertime....and the livin' is easy!
And what a wonderful way to finish our afternoon promenade...
sitting on the terrace at Café Marly overlooking that glass pyramid.
Trés, trés bon!
A bientot.

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  1. so enjoyed going with you to the Tuileries! + Thanks. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

    1. It's a beautiful park Peggy. Merci beaucoup.

    2. Hello:
      The Tuileries is such a marvellous green space in the heart of the city. A perfect spot to take a leisurely stroll on a lovely day. Your photographs are stunning and really do capture the way in which the avenues of trees really draw one on and invite one to explore further.

    3. Merci beaucoup Jane and Lance. It certainly is a beautiful park to photograph. A bientot.

  2. What a lovely day out Robyn, making the most of such a sunny day. I like the Billy goat, in the Tuileries of all places!

    1. I was amazed to see those billy goats Paul......they do a great job at keeping the grass mown!!

  3. Enjoyed the beautiful walk Robyn et Pierre. Merci. With Autumn upon you in Paris another kaleidoscope of autumn colours will give a different perspective. Looking forward to more of your rich insights. Jude

    1. Yes, I'm looking forward to seeing all those rich Autumn colours Jude. I've also heard (and read) that Paris is at its best in Autumn. No doubt we'll soon see. Hope you're enjoying the Spring in Australia at present. A bientot.

  4. The Billy Goat certainly was a surprise. I also loved the hands sculptures, they looked so gently and comforting. Loved the silly photo - noice hat.

    1. Bonjour Linda...hope you're enjoying that gorgeous Sprint weather....nice to know that Kate, Tracey et al arrived home safely...back to fun and games in the street no doubt! A bientot.