Sunday, April 21, 2013

Les Jardins


It seems no matter the season, the city of Paris finds something unusual for the plaza in front of the gorgeous Hôtel de Ville.  In June 2010, the whole place was turned into raised bed gardens of all kinds
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12 comments:

Joe said...

What a charming spot to stop and smell the roses. I'm sure this little bench has been a welcome sight to many a foot sore tourist.

Dianne said...

Very pretty ... Delanoe has certainly made sure this space has been given over to the Parisians.

Alain said...

Le banc à pique-nique n'est pas bien grand. Juste de quoi accueillir un couple d'amoureux.

Jack said...

It is a very special place that must look great in every season, every year. Two fine photos.

Jeanie said...

How pretty -- I love seeing images of Hotel DeVille. That was only a few blocks from my home base and whenever we finally hit there, whether by metro or foot, I felt like my feet only had to hold out for six more blocks! their displays were always fun!

Kiki said...

How fab - missed it - I bet it was just as delightful as it looks on your photos - love that picnic-mini-bench :)

Murissa Shalapata said...

Very gorgeous!
This is sight I dream about while planning my trip!

Murissa @ TheWanderfullTraveler

Starman said...

I've wondered many times why they didn't leave it like that. Ah bon, c'est la vie!

Nicola said...

Lovely. I stumbled across a similar event this morning outside the Hotel de Ville in Neuilly-sur-Seine. One of those perfectly French moments!

Paulita said...

Gorgeous.

Alexa said...

Bertrand Delanoë must have a brilliant team of people to come up with such wonderful ideas. Great image, V.

Cezar and Léia said...

Clever eyes...I love that bench!
Léia