When Molly and I strolled through the Jardin des Plantes on a Saturday afternoon it was full of families and kids running through the lined bosquets trees.
And lastly for pictures that need no introduction.
Just Pics: Our Paris Photo Album
From macro to micro, picture-worthy scenes are so abundant you could spend a lifetime walking the streets with a camera to your face and barely scratch the surface of all that is elegant, charming and curious.
Place Vosges, in the heart of the Marais District, is one of the more pleasant places to spend an afternoon in Paris. Molly and I recently enjoyed a shady picnic lunch under its bosquet of linden trees and watched teenagers throw each other into the many fountains throughout the grassy park.
For Molly and I, what started as a trip to southern France, has transformed into one giant history lesson about Europe’s darkest 32 years. Everywhere on this continent there is death, loss, violence and destruction.
Paris has a wealth of public space but Luxembourg Gardens is my favorite. There is a dark past to every corner of Paris and Luxembourg Gardens is no different.
Today, the canal is used mostly by students who crowd both banks each evening to drink and smoke and flirt and watch people go by.
Last week we did something a little out of character for us and it ended up being one of our very favorite nights in Paris.
We hopped from one literary-landmark cafe to another, drinking Pernod and white wines until we found ourselves staring up at Notre Dame in a thunderstorm.