Monday, April 16, 2012

Les Invalides - Jardin de l'Intendant



The Jardin de l'Intendant is a sculptured garden on the grounds of Les Invalides.  It sits off to the west side from which there is no exit and is usually very quiet and empty.  I have a short memory and have at least twice tried to leave the grounds in this direction only to turn around.  The photos void of people have been my reward both times in two different seasons.  The summer flowers had not yet been planted but the beds were ready.  If you are in this area it would be a delightful place of repose and quiet, worth a visit.


Jardin de l'Intendant
Les Invalides
75007, Paris

20 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful and peaceful looking place! I would so enjoy spending some time there! Your captures, as always, are the next best thing to being there, Genie! Thank you! Have a wonderful beginning to your week!

Hugs
Sylvia

kathrin said...

oh yes I love it, have a great time, big hugh Kathrin

Malyss said...

Oh, what a great picture! I added a link on my blog of benches to this picture!

martinealison said...

Un joli coin de paradis dans la ville... Tout est sérénité...
Gros bisous

Joe said...

A wonderful image. Think it would look good in black and white also.

Louise said...

I love their precision pruning, it looks so gorgeous.

La Petite Gallery said...

Oh my gosh! It is so beautiful now, imagine with flowers. There
are so many beautiful spots. I just couldn't seem to get enough of Montmarte. If I could ever go back I would stay longer and try and see more. Yvonne

Virginia said...

Ahhh another "Pruner's Paradise". I want to catch the gardeners at work just once. I am pretty sure they use fingernail clippers!
V

Shell Sherree said...

If I could wake up one morning to find my yard looking like this - even just for the day - I'd feel like a princess. Beautiful, Genie.

Alexa said...

Great shot, and thanks for the tip, Genie! Hope I do get the chance to visit this place, which must be beautiful in any season.

Kris said...

Beautiful garden. It would be lovely to sit and enjoy the quiet. I imagine this type of garden would require a lot of upkeep.

Lovely image.

Cezar and Léia said...

Peaceful place and the benches...hmmm I could enjoy reading a good book!
Maybe poetry!
Léia

Melissa said...

Interesting how they've sculpted it!

Starman said...

It's surprising to learn there is a garden in the city the Parisians haven't found.

Harriet said...

"A delightful place of repose and quiet" --- you've described it beautifully with these words. Great photo.

Randy said...

Now that's fun.

Paulie said...

Malyss sent me to your blog. I, too , collect bench photos like malyss BUT I haven't added many benches for awhile now. . . one day. Toyr photo shows a lovely well cared for place to have benches! Thanks for sharing via malyss.

Jack said...

This is fascinating and your image is perfect. BUT . . . it is the exact opposite of my gardens. I like shrubs that grow the way that nature intended them.

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Erika said...

Je connais ce jardin. Oui, tu as raison, c'est un lieu peu fréquenté. Bon jeudi! Je passe chez toi pour revoir le Paris que j'aime beaucoup.
Erika