a parisian afternoon

September 2, 2011
first sighting
Continuing our leisurely day through Paris, Vanessa took me to her favorite park: Parc Monceau. One thing I never expected to love about Paris was its parks. In fact, before going visiting last year, I didn't even realize Paris had a lot of parks. I loved the Jardin du Luxembourg and Jardin des Tuileries, and Parc Monceau was no exception.
parc monceau
parc monceau
avec vanessa
It's wonderful knowing that parks are plentiful in such a big city. When a city like Paris is renown for its architectural wonders, it's especially nice to see that nature takes part in making the city beautiful.
along the seine
eiffel
île flottante
chocolate mousse
Of course, my first day back in Paris wouldn't be complete without decadent desserts and a visit to the Eiffel Tower. Sometimes I think it's silly that I got so happy seeing a famous landmark-- maybe I was just happy to be in the city that made it famous.
always a happy sight

12 comments:

  1. Oh Celeste, isn't Paris magical. We went to that park too, and the other parks, they were lovely. I miss Paris so much already! So sad we weren't there at the same time now... Also I got very excited every time we saw the eiffel tower, we have so many photos of it.

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  2. yumm. ile flottante.
    -j.

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  3. I just want to live in Paris for forever and ever.

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  4. even the dang pictures are magical! and those desserts look so good. one of my favorite parts when i went to paris was the jardin du luxembourg. just so much green beauty in a city of buildings!

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  5. how fun! and it looks like an absolutely gorgeous place. i really hope i get to visit paris someday.

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  6. You might enjoy listening to an interview with Elaine Sciolino. She wrote an article on Paris parks for NY Times.


    http://www.ricksteves.com/radio/protected/descriptions.cfm?showID=307

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  7. oh, I love Paris. And I agree, parks in cities are a great thing. Such a peaceful, relaxing break from all the buildings.

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  8. aw such great pics! paris is always good for some priceless photos :)

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  9. i totally agree with you! i love when bit cities have parks and little spots to sit and enjoy nature. really makes a difference!
    xo,
    cb

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  10. That oeufs a la niege looks divine!

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  11. I just bought a ticket to Paris for Christmas and all of your Paris posts are making me even more excited!!! All of your photos are so beautiful.

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