Saturday, April 5, 2014

Paulownias en fleurs - Avenue de Laumière

Paulownia trees

In an explosion of color, 
the view of Avenue de Laumière is obstructed 
by the mass of Paulownia trees 
lining the street from Métro Laumière
 to the end at Parc des Buttes Chaumont.  

If you are in Paris this spring, 
take a trip to the park walking along this street for a few blocks.  

It makes for a grand promenade

14, avenue de Laumière
75019, Paris


Oakland Daily Photo said...

Stunning proclamation of Spring.

Revrunner said...


Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:

In our Herefordshire garden we grew Paulownia tomentosa but it was never hot enough in the preceding summer to get any flower. Such a disappointment but it always had magnificent leaves. This image today almost makes us jump on the first aeroplane to Paris. So spectacular and so very lovely.

M said...

I will take the apartment whose window is completely obscured by this magnificent tree. What a breathtaking announcement of Spring! The joy of Printemps!!

Jeanie said...

How lovely! And how I would love to walk down the avenue. Nice one, Genie!

William Kendall said...

Those blossoms are glorious!

TheChieftess said...

Beautiful flowering tree!!!

Jean-Marie said...

Spring rebirth of nature! Your picture makes me look forward to spring and summer after such a long winter.

Jack said...

What a wonderful tree and a lovely neighborhood.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Jane and Lance, you would swoon to see these trees in bloom. They stretch to touch, making a lacy arch of purple up the slight hill to the park.

Jean-Marie, spring will surely come and then the radiant warmth of summer.

I must note to see this avenue in the fall. I do not know what color the leaves will be but I am imagining a street littered with bright gold leaves.

Thank you for your comments.


Alexa said...

It would be worth having an apt. on this street (as opposed to one more centrally located, that is) just for the brief time in spring that you'd get to enjoy this gorgeous spectacle!

Virginia said...

Lovely pop of lavender against the building. I'll have to put that on my list!