Monday, March 29, 2010

A Quiet Corner of Paris


Most visitors to Notre Dame gather in the plaza in front the church. Last June, as Meredith Mullins and I strolled the Seine in search of sunset photos, we stopped here behind the cathedral. This quiet little park is delightful. Earlier that week I photographed the roses right here when I visited the gardens with my daughter and grandchildren. Late in the day, Meredith and I found it deserted and quite peaceful. ( Maybe because it was closed? )


14 comments:

Shell Sherree said...

Tranquil, and I love the light in this, Virginia!

Francine said...

I, too, love that garden behind the huge Notre Dame! Especially that lovely 'vine' covered building-I believe it is the rest stop in the park.

Do you have a pic of that building?-it's really like a little fairy house.......

Katie said...

Such a peaceful photo. Once it's warm and sunny there will be lots of people parked here!

altadenahiker said...

Tres charmant. And the banner is fantastic.

Daryl said...

Damn Blogger has eaten your photos and left just the borders .. I am so over this glitch today ... catch you tomorrow when I hope things in Blogland will be back to SNAFU status

Alexa said...

Love the light and shadow. It's one of my favorite spots in all of Paris—you've captured it so beautifully!

Starman said...

Been there.

♥ Eiffel Tower Suzy ♥ said...

V, your photos of Paris....what can I say? They make me want to cry.

XO

Virginia said...

Suzy,
Well if I'm really honest, they make me want to cry as well. la sigh!

Alexa said...

Suzy et V—pour vrai dire, moi aussi, so that makes at least three of us!

Virginia said...

Alexa
Bien sûr!

Peter said...

Yes, this is bueatiful little place .... and also from where I feel that you get the best view of Notre Dame! It's definitely worth the effort to make the extra paths!

Maya said...

Great line of sight!

Monique said...

Il parait que faire de la photo en noir et blanc c'est très difficile. Toutes vos photos sont réellement très belles.