Posted by: Debra Kolkka | October 4, 2011

Late afternoon at Tuileries, Paris

After a very hot day walking all over Paris it was heavenly to pull up a chair and sit quietly beside the beautiful gardens in the Tuileries, between Place de la Concorde and the Louvre.

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It is possible to hire tiny sailboats to set them afloat on the pool in the gardens.

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The boats are beautifully made with lovely details on the sails.

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We walked further on towards the Louvre.

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If you had a mind to you could buy your own Eiffel tower from the helpful sales persons waiting to sell you a tiny piece of Paris.

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Keep an eye out for the pretty girls in the garden.

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We walked on again towards the Louvre.

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Time to find a place for a cool drink.


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  1. Okay–sad to say–I’ve never been to Paris. What? You say. I’m outraged myself, even if you aren’t. Goodness, what a gorgeous city!
    Kathy

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    • You must visit Paris. It is, without doubt, the most beautiful city in the world.

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  2. Sigh…wish I was there. x

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  3. Great photos! Thanks for sharing

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  4. bliss, spent 10 days just ‘roaming’ a couple of years ago.

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    • Paris is a place that needs to be visited as often as possible.

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  5. Standing in a crowded train on the way to work, I shall imagine myself in Paris instead… I wish I could photograph some of my fellow commuters to share, but alas, I don’t dare. The woman with monster teeth, who beat me to the last seat in the carriage is carrying a calico bag with “Paris” written on it.

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  6. Oh to be back in Paris! What a perfect day- the sun is shining, the flowers are still in full bloom and you can spend the day wandering. Enjoy!

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    • The weather has cooled a little, thankfully, making my wanderings so much more pleasant.

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  7. Ah Paris! One of the world’s greatest. In addition to the photos of the big sights, I love how you take the most ordinary things (like the mini Eiffel Towers) and make them extraordinary in your photos!

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    • Paris is one of my favourite cities, I know I am not alone in this. I will be out pounding the streets again today.

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  8. Great photos! If you have the time, go to this place opposite the Louvre:
    http://www.louvre-antiquaires.com/
    Not to be missed

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  9. Just beautiful. I love the boats.

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  10. what a lovely way to spend an afternoon

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  11. Love the photos. Ahh…how do I love Paris. It is one of my most favorite places in the world. There is always something new to explore and discover.

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  12. You’ve captured the haze of heat in your pictures, Deb. I felt like I was going on a summer stroll with you, enjoying the beauties Paris offers. I love the cheerful yellow Rudebekas and the purple Salvias, the whole scenes of Summer. I agree with Julie that you make the ordinary extraordinary. Thanks for the stroll, Deb.

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  13. John’s favourite, he never misses a walk here when in Paris and then across the rue to Angelina’s for his hot chocolate fix.

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