Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Parc de la Turlure

Officially known as the square Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet 
but better known as Parc de la Turlure,
 this is a small but charming park in Montmartre, 
located right behind the Sacré-Coeur Basilica. 

This site was once occupied by the moulin de Turlure, 
one of more than 30 windmills that once stood on Butte Montmartre. 
The park has a beautiful pergola and this cascade fountain

Parc de la Turlure
rue de la Bonne
75018, Paris



Alexa said...

Great shot, Genie! And I think you'll be glad to know that they've removed the graffiti that was somehow placed behind this little waterfall.

Danar O said...

I'd like to be a french child and resist the low temperature of water for taking a walk all the way long under this cascade, yes of course, with my arms open like a equilibrist. It's possible "to listen" the water and "to feel" the warmth of the sun. Beautiful photo: perspective, backlit and motion. Thank you Genie for this happy "bath".

s.c said...

A nice cascade fountain. Especially when the sun is shining.

Revrunner said...

Needs a windmill, I think. :-)

Lowell said...

Thanks, G, for the info. We never made it to this area, unfortunately. Next time, I hope. Looks like a wonderful park!

William Kendall said...

Very pleasant, Genie!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Alexa, that is good to hear as the graffiti was a distraction.
Danar, I am sure that you would not be the first to walk under this waterfall. It was tempting.
Revrunner, I think that there is only one real windmill left in Montmartre, but I do not know that for a fact.
Lowell, I hope that you will put this on your list. Although it is very close to Place du Tertre, it seems to be a world removed from the rush of crowds.