Sunday, November 17, 2013

Jardin du Luxembourg....








As we were on the bus the other day heading for the beautiful "Jardin du Luxembourg" a storm hit Paris, the rain lashed down, many umbrellas were turned inside-out and the gutters over flowed.....not the best of times to visit a garden!!! So a change of plan was made and we enjoyed a lovely lunch while the storm blew its self out.....we emerged from the cafe and everything was once again as it should be. We entered the gardens and they were all but deserted.....apart from us. It was such a treat to be in this wonderful place and have it void of people, so easy to take the photos I wanted and not be interrupted by joggers or school children.....mind you it didn't last for long, but while it did it was a little piece of heaven.

10 comments:

miniacollection said...

The jardin is beautiful with the colours of autumn. Not the best of times to be in Paris concerning the weather, however autumn has beautiful colours and you will see Paris with its Christmas windowshops.
Geneviève

minwks said...

Good Morning Linda,
Lovely balance in the first photo. Bruce always has a peek at your photos when you post. I can well imagine the colours of the leaves draining into the earth as the season changes from Fall to winter. I always enjoy following. Thankyou.
Janine

miraclechicken said...

So gorgeous, thank you for showing me---

Giac said...

Hello Linda,
I remember the gardens fondly and can just imagine how incredible it must have been to be alone there. Lovely pictures.
Big hug,
Giac

John said...

I stayed near there and got to walk through it almost every day on my last trip! So beautiful!

rosanna said...

Dearest Linda, I sent a mail to you.Alas we won't meet and this makes me really sad...
Enjoy your holiday, every rainy single bit.
Hugs, rosanna

Daydreamer said...

Thank you for sharing these Gorgeous pictures, Linda!!! I LOVE the Luxembourg Gardens.... and the Medici Fountains.... and your pictures just after the rain while the Parks are empty are just plain Magical!!! Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful!!!

Fi.P said...

Hi Linda,

What a stroke of good luck! To be in the Luxembourg gardens on your own must have been blissful, a very rare opportunity. Your photos look stunning, at first glance I thought you must have been there very early to get those shots, they are beautiful. I love the Luxembourg gardens, so quintessentially Parisian, I suppose it's all the images we have been exposed to over the years that gives me that idea but it is a wonderful place to spend an hour or two. We will be in Paris early July and its on my list of places to visit.

ML Fiona XX

Jody and Stan said...

Beautiful photos!
Jody

Tania Rossouw said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos and experience! I adore Luxembourg Gardens - rain or shine! It is one of my favourite spots in Paris and the perfect place to just sit and soak up the atmosphere. I'm so happy I found your blog. You certainly have a new follower now. I'd love for you to drop by my blog sometime to see what we do.
Tania from FARRAGOZ