Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Parc de Monceau - la pyramide égyptienne



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The Egyptian Pyramid


Parc de Monceau was designed by Carrogis Carmontelle in the late 1700s 
with a fanciful assortment of features:  
a Roman colonnade, antique statues, a tatar tent, 
a farmhouse, an enchanted grotto, an Egyptian pyramid, and more


It is one of my favorite parks in Paris, active with Parisians and their children.  
The change of seasons is particularly remarkable in the spring.



Parc de Monceau
Boulevard de Courcelles
75008, Paris
Métro Monceau

18 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a gorgeous park and I love the "fanciful assortment of features"!! It would definitely be a favorite place of mine!! Such a beautiful capture with the pink, flowering tree and the pyramid! Wonderful! Hope your week is going well, Genie! Enjoy the spring!
Hugs
Sylvia

martinealison said...

Ce parc est effectivement fascinant... les lumières, les ombres et les couleurs en font un lieu magique.
Merci ma chère fée avec votre joli cliché.
Gros bisous

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Pyramids and blossom work well in Paris, I'm taking notes for my next trip Genie, merci beaucoup.

Pierre BOYER said...

Belle journée....

Pierre

Starman said...

Is it possible to enter the pyramid?

Joe said...

Hmm. Now that is an unusual feature to find in a Parisienne park. If I remember correctly a pyramid in Paris featured in one of Dan Brown's novels.

Cezar and Léia said...

I love this composition with the adorable flowers!The pyramid is fantastic!
Léia

Jeanie said...

This was a spot I didn't get to -- I see what I missed. Lovely framing on this one!

M said...

Another Spectacular breath of printemps!

JoeinVegas said...

And flowering trees - delightful!

Jack said...

The flowering tree really makes this photo for me. I miss these in the spring, but not enough to go back up north this soon.

Mary said...

What a stunning and fascinating park! :) The pink blossoms in your photo are magnificent, Genie.

Alexa said...

This very bourgeois neighborhood wouldn't be my first choice for where to live in Paris (besides, I couldn't begin to afford it!)—except for that wonderful, beautiful park.

Randy said...

The tree is the perfect touch.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I do not know what fascinates me more in this park... the unexpected sights such as this pyramid or the activity around the play areas and carousel.

Each season brings a new look. Pink is one of my favorite colors...

Bises,
Genie

Rob Siemann said...

Gosh, this brings back memories! Used to live right in front of the park.

Michel Montbazet said...

Cette année, nous avons attendu le printemps avec tant d'impatience que nous nous émerveillons de la moindre fleur.
Très jolie photo, Genie, avec le contraste marqué entre le minéral et le végétal.

Louise said...

Such a beautiful blossom tree, I haven't been to Parc Monceau, it's on the list too. The list is very big....