Palais Royal in the Sun

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On a beautiful day Palais Royal was full of people, like this lady with her bike.

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The tulips are doing their thing.

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Everyone was taking in the sun, except me who stays in the shade as much as possible.

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The trees are now covered in green leaves.

Here and There

Some more photos from around the Palais Royal.

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There was some art in the garden, several sets of chairs facing each other, joined together with an object between them. It was an apple in this case. There was also poetry on each one too.

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Steps leading up to the street.

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There is a swanky men’s shoe store and this shoe sitting on a counter caught my eye.

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There were two men there trying to choose between shoes, at least I think they were.

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A beautiful scarf for sale in Passage Vivienne.

Palais Royal

Some more photos of one of my favourite places in Paris, the Palais Royal.

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The columns by Daniel Buren.

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There are two of these fountains there. If the water is flowing some of the balls move.

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I was there on a Saturday and the place was packed with tour groups, two of them being bike tours. A lady stopped to take photos and I got the unusual bike in front of the column.

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The trees there are lined up like soldiers and trimmed to rectangle shapes. It won’t be long until they are green.

Pink Flowers

Spring is here, the time when you can find flowers all over Paris. I always try and get photos of them each year.

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It’s always cool to get flowers in front of the Eiffel Tower.

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No pink flowers, but a horse drawn carriage, new to me.

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The Eiffel Tower looks strong and delicate at the same time.

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The next day I went to Palais Royal but it was gray and cold, no blue sky to brighten up things.

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The pink flowering trees were just about finished blooming.

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A statue there with the pink flowers behind him. I guess wisteria will be next.

Palais Royal

Strolling around the Left Bank-always a pleasure.

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Hard to beat Palais Royal.

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Ah, the sun and the blue sky. So nice after many gray days.

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I love these fountains even though they weren’t running on this day.

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A light fixture in the sun.

Around Palais Royal

It was a beautiful sunny day in Paris and a pleasure to walk around the area of Palais Royal.

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I love this open space in front of a church where you can get a good look at the architecture of the buildings in the neighborhood from a distance.

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I popped into the Notre Dame des Victoires. This a statue of Saint Therese, a French born nun very popular in France.

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The gorgeous Place des Victoires has this great statue of Louis XIV.

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There is a great view of the back of Palais Royal from this newly opened Pain Quotidian.

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A view of the fountain in the distance with roses in the foreground at Palais Royal.