Tuesday, February 14, 2012

L'amour dans le jardin


In the center of  Jardin du Palais Royal is a bench. 
Except in freezing weather or during a rainstorm,
you will likely see a couple clenched in an embrace,
nothing too racy, but l'amour à Paris.

May you give a hug today and receive one in turn.

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I have a treat for you...
a tray of Valentine cookies made to share (virtually) with my blog readers. 

Who will bring the Champagne?


Happy Valentine's Day!


Jardin du Palais Royal
75001 Paris

Mobile in South Alabama, USA

45 comments:

French Girl in Seattle said...

Oh la la... The Converse man seems really into that lady! ;-) I love your petits gâteaux, Genie. I claim first dibs on the Eiffel Tower! Happy Valentine's Day Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Glad you like it, Veronique, as I put the little pink hearts on one at a time... These are not as good as macarons, but faster when you have little people helping!

Sylvia K said...

Ah, love is in the air, but only like this in Paris!! Hmmmm! I love the cookies and I'll have a heart - can always use an extra one! Have a beautiful Valentine's Day, Genie!!

Hugs
Sylvia

Maria O. Russell said...

Graciousness and Southern charm are still very much alive, I guess, in Alabama...

That tray of cookies is lovely, Mme. Genie!

Thank you so much.

Pierre BOYER said...

Sympa ces amoureux des bancs publics...
Belle journée,

Pierre

AL said...

I will pass up one of your cookies, but no fear...I ALWAYS have champagne chilled for those moments when it is required. This is one of them Genie :) Hugs to you.

Riet said...

So lovely like that on a bench in the park, brings back memories. :)))
THose cookies look delicious. Have a nice Valentines day.

Shell Sherree said...

Adorable! And your cookies are very pretty, Genie ~ Happy Valentine's Day, my sweet.

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

I'm at the age where a kiss must be very discrete if in public.....No on reflection, I've always been like this!
But what is Paris without lovers on an available park bench?
Bonne Saint Valentin

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love it, I would expect nothing less of Paris on today of all days! Seeing as Veronique has already bagsed le Eiffel, could I please munch on a heart, one of the big ones haha! Happy Valentine's Day Genie.

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

I do wonder what he's whispering in her ear. Something naughty I hope. :)

Joe said...

The most perfect photo I have seen for Valentines day.

Andy said...

Genie I hope you didn't capture something that they did not want their husband or wife to see :-)

This is Belgium said...

l amour à Paris et à Mobile !

LaPouyette said...

L'amour - l'amour! Lovely!

Happy Valentine's Day, Genie!

I'll be happy to bring the Champagne -:) -:) !!!

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful feeling of love in the air!
Adorable post!
Happy Valentine's Day!
*** girl...what a BIG kiss in that picture! :)
Léia

Janey and Co. said...

Okay..I'll confess.I was admiring her purse!

I do remember seeing a lot of that in France ... and no not purses. Perfect photo for today Genie!

And those cookies! Yum!

M said...

Miam miam --- the cookies look delightful and delicious! And your Amour Paris photo is absolutely perfect! Bisous ....

Malyss said...

In case someone would dare to think that Paris is not a romantic town..! :o)

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Lovely photo Genie. Happy Valentine's day to you too in the city of love.
Sam

sillygirl said...

How nice - I can have two or three and no calories!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Perfect post for Valentines Day, Genie! And YOU made those treats? Fabulous! Hugs to YOU...

Kris said...

What a lovely image...and thanks for the lovely S~W~E~E~T~S. Happy Valentine's Day Genie!

Peter Olson said...

Another perfect one for the day from Palais Royal!!

Happy Valentine!

Virginia said...

The Palais Royal is a "hotbed" of lovers it seems. Merci pour la Tour!!
V

Palomasea said...

Ah, l'amour!!
Thank you for the invitation dear Genie..yum yum!
Have a lovely Valentine's Day, sweet friend!

xoxo,
- Irina

Alexa said...

I'll say this for the "public lovers" of Paris: They're always oblivious to anything (including women with cameras) but each other. Your virtual treats look virtually de-lish, Genie!

Loree said...

What a passionate embrace - oh l'amour :)

this is Belgium said...

genie, you would probably not believe that I am unable to put up my new wink profile picture, but it is a fact, I need my son, the one who is endlessly traveling around the world;.; so it will be a while !

Holly said...

Miam Miam! Wonder if there will be any cookies left when we arrive on Friday?! If not, guess we'll have to make do with moonpies and king's cakes. Great photos and happy Valentine's day to you too!

Halcyon said...

I think she looks cold. Her body language with the folded arms and crossed legs does not say romance to me!
Yummy cookies... :)
And happy valentines day!!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Holly, you should bring the macarons you are preparing and do not leave any in Birmingham on your way south! hehehe

TheChieftess said...

I've got champagne in the fridge...and champagne glasses too!!!

Jack said...

Maybe it's just me, but I usually preferred that my girls have arms. If they had legs like that, I was willing to make exceptions.

Happy Valentine's Day.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I have so many shots of lovers in Paris and probably half of them are at Palais Royal. I had several shots of these two and her right arm and hand were under his coat, reaching around his back.

It is interesting that lovers locked in an embrace can go on forever and be oblivious to "the lady with the camera."

Maria, we work on our graciousness and Southern charm... thank you for noticing.

Kelley, nice to see you again; sillygirl, I hope that you will drop by here often.

Bises,
Genie

Rob-bear said...

Paris. Toujours l'amour! Naturelement!

I like cookies, but not virtual cookies.

Richard Moisan said...

Les voitures ont supprimé une grande partie des bisous, le long des routes. Autrefois, on voyait les amoureux dans les squares et adossés aux portes cochères. Une autre époque, mais elle était plus romantique!...
Et je goûterais bien l'un de tes gâteaux, Genie! Peut-être ont-ils un effet magique?

Kate said...

What a delightful Valentine treat...both the loving couple and the cookies!!

Babooshka JH said...

Truly beautiful image the couple on the bench.

Harriet said...

Great post for Valentine's Day! Did you use an Eiffel Tower cookie cutter from Paris or did you cut it free hand?

C. R. Spooner said...

yes, beautifully displayed love and cookies...valentines indeed

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Richard, les gâteaux, s'ils avaient un effet magique, je serais en France!

Harriet, I bought the cookie cutter at Mora in Paris last month. I think that I need some other sizes, too...

Bises,
Genie

Stan said...

Great shot!! Have to agree with Halcyon's take on this -- love here looks like a one way street [or is he about to pick her purse?]. Hugs--

Gunn said...

Lovely!:)

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