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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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