Monday, February 8, 2010

Job Security


Archives Nationales
Hôtel de Sorbise

If you're a Parisian gardener with a lot of pruning experience , I'm thinking you've got some job security. Everywhere you look in Paris, you will find these finely manicured shrubs. And the tree trimming army need not worry about a lay off either!

Jardins des Tuileries



13 comments:

Shell Sherree said...

Gosh, they are so precise, I thought the ones in the first photo were cardboard cutouts for a sec! Beautiful shots, V!!

Peter said...

Since 1600 and something... these are the French gardens! Never thought of it with reference to job security, but I guess you are right! :-)

Mary said...

Brilliant title heading for today...and a very tender header photo - I remember being at your elbow when you took it!!! I need to go back....................

Louis la Vache said...

Re «Louis'» comment that the landscaping in Jardin des Tuileries was done by Le Nôtre père, Le Nôtre fils did first Vaux-le-Vicomte, then Versailles.

Daryl said...

I am so longing to be there in person .. those trees make my heart ache

Lesya Khyzhnyak said...

So neat. The first shot appeals me a lot.

Starman said...

Did you notice in the Tuileries photo, the tops of the trees have been cut to exactly the same size? It's illegal to trim the tops of trees in Wilton Manors.

Harriet said...

Especially love your banner. WHERE is it located?

Has anyone ever seen the gardeners, tree trimmers at work? I've been in Paris on numerous occasions and have yet to see this work being done.

Oh, I also love those columns in the top photo.

Virginia said...

Harriet,
THe banner photo was over a doorway very close to Galeries des Gobelins. Lovely isn't it! And about the pruners extraordinaire. I was thinking about it last night and no, I"ve never seen them at work. I am envisioning men with coal miner hats with lights on them nipping away at the shrubbery with fingernail scissors! :) They have to do it at night, you never see it in the day!

Starman,
I took that bottom photo on my first trip at TUileries. It has fascinated me ever since as to how they get that high and manage to keep them at exactly the same height!

Alexa said...

These are great shots, Virginia. I especially love the square trees in the Palais Royal and also in the garden directly behind Notre Dame (where I actually have seen a tree trimmer at work).

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Petrea said...

I love the trimmed trees and shrubs. I don't know if I'd like them anywhere else but Paris.

Maya said...

Oooh, I love the trees! Great shots, both of them.