Thursday, April 25, 2013

Today in Le Jardin du Luxembourg

There is a lovely orchard in the Jardin du Luxembourg
Le Jardin du Luxembourg offers something for everyone.  I prefer it to Les Tuileries on La Rive Droite.
Nobody sells Eiffel Tower souvenirs and most people are just enjoying the lovely weather.
Most Paris parks have beehives.
Paris has become aware of the role of bees in the city.

La Femme aux Pommes
This statue, by Jean Terzieff, was placed in the garden in 1937. The sign suggests that this might be the apple of discord, a warning of the war to come.



A game of pétanque
There is tennis, pétanque, yoga, martial arts and running in the park.
Lunch in the Luxembourg
I had lunch today in the Luxembourg. It is over-priced and not especially tasty. A sandwich and a bottle of water by the fountain would be nicer.
Today the sun is on the authorized grass,
I never tire of walking through Le Jardin du Luxembourg. I had my class with Isabelle and we are working on rhythm of language. I only have two more classes so it's lots of poetry and French songs
this week-end.

When I was young, I loved to listen to French songs. This one by Françoise Hardy describes the day perfectly.

1 comment:

  1. I love hanging out in Le Jardin du Lux. . . . or just walking through. We've often been there when they have outdoor art installations or jazz concerts at one of the bandstands (often school groups, but very grood). Enjoy your last Paris hours . . .

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