The Sun Came Out

Paris can be very cloudy, gray and rainy in the winter and spring and it certainly has been recently. It’s such a treat to get out and see some blue sky.

The Louvre Museum seen across the Seine.

I’m always taken with open windows.

Daffodils are blooming.

A Statue of Louis XIV shining in the sun on Place des Victories. It’s a lovely square with the buildings all rounded inward which now house upscale shops where houses once were.

Sunday in the Park

Another beautiful day dawned on Sunday and Maurice and I headed outside to visit Parc André Citroën, a park built on the site of what was once a plant for making bleach (Javel) and then the site of a automobile plant, that of Citroën, a French car famous for its suspension. André Citroën, on an interesting side note, was famous for advertising and even advertised his car on the side of the Eiffel Tower.

We got out at the metro stop to find this beautiful bridge, Pont Mirabeau.

For twelve Euros you can go up this tethered air balloon. The Eiffel Tower is nearby so I imagine there is a good view. Too cheap to do it, plus there was a long line.

There were two of these green houses. We went in one and it was really hot and full of rather dry looking plants from Australia.

Reflection of the air balloon in a business building next to the park.

And the first sign of Spring, daffodils. They always make me happy.