Thursday, July 19, 2012

Bassin principal - Jardin du Luxembourg



If ever you are in Paris alone, Jardin du Luxembourg will provide your entertainment. 


Sailing boats in the octagonal basin
Watching a lively game of pétanque
Taking a ride on a very simple carrousel
Checking on the bees at the apiary
Enjoying a performance in the theatre of marionnettes
Playing a sport: tennis or basketball
Strolling through the shaded gardens

or

Reading a book in a familiar green chair


Jardin du Luxembourg
75006, Paris

26 comments:

French Girl in Seattle said...

Love this shot, Genie. This could be my little guy, the sailor, pushing his boat :-) He is twelve now but les spectacles de marionnettes (the puppet shows) and Guignol do not seem so far away... Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Sylvia K said...

This is fantastic, Genie! I want to spend a day there! Such a beautiful, special place and what a perfect capture -- it shows it all! Thanks for sharing, mon amie!!

Hugs
Sylvia

Palomasea said...

What a lovely capture, dear Genie...
This is my favorite jardin in Paris...
(so far) ;)
Wishing you a beautiful day!
xoxo,
- Irina

Pierre BOYER said...

J'aime beaucoup...............
Belle journée,

Pierre

Rob-bear said...

Delightful. Simply delightful. Wonderful summer picture.

Aidan said...

Genie,
I love this one. It's so like my two boys. My Middlest did this same thing when he was in Paris last time.
Aidan x

Merisi said...

How sweet, could be my son!

Joe said...

That looks like such fun. My daughter sailed a boat here some 16 years ago. I remember hiring a boat for her. This must be a tradition that has lasted here for many years.

biebkriebels said...

Very nice photo!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

One of my favorite places in Paris. I have several photos just like this. I think it is time for me to paint one! Thanks for sharing.

brattcat said...

now in my head is the beautiful Judy Collins song that begins...my father always promised us...

Kate said...

It seems like yesterday, but my grandson (seven-years-old at the time) and I spent a lazy, summer day there playing with the sailboats. It is such a lovely way to spend some time!

Janey and Co. said...

We always try to visit this park when in Paris. On a trip many years ago my husband jogged through here daily on his way to the patisserie!

Sweet photo!

Sketchbook Wandering said...

I spent some happy hours there in April...including attending the marionnette theater. I love those little boats...your photo is very French in its colors!

Bergson said...

attention au plouf

Bibi said...

Years ago my kids sailed boats here...cost only 5 francs an hour then... Timeless photo.

Melissa said...

Like a painting! Such a lovely scene!

Starman said...

The boy looks like he's trying to fish something out of the water.

Kris said...

This looks like a wonderful place to sit and people watch! Love the little boy wearing a rouge shirt! So cute! :)

weekend et coup de brosse said...

J'adore le jardin du Luxembourg, j'ai habité 5 ans rue soufflot juste à côté, que du bonheur!
Je te souhaite de belles vacances Génie.
Bises
cath

Harriet said...

All of the water in this photo "feels good" on this hot day in Charleston.

Louise said...

Such a beautiful shot of a beautiful spot. I love the Luxembourg Gardens.

Randy said...

Looks like he was having a fun day.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

cath, If I had lived on Rue Soufflot I would have spent every day wandering the paths with my camera. I am sure that you have wonderful memories.

Bergson, attention un plouf bien sûr!

Anyone who has ever been to this large Paris garden (2nd largest in the city) has specific memories of a period of time as Cath or of a particular instance, a loved routine. I would like to be in Paris long enough to spend a day reading a book in a green chair with my feet in another one alternately watching the world go by... le sigh

Have a wonderful weekend all! I hope to catch up with you this weekend.

Bises,
Genie

Rob and Mandy said...

An ageless classic

Jeanie said...

Didn't get there this time, but oh, what joy I experienced there before! It is such a haven in the city.