Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Grass fleur-de-lys


The fleur-de-lys is well known for being the symbol of French kings. That is why you find many evidences of this flower throughout our monuments, our ancient books, linen, etc. Even nowadays it remains a living symbol although our last king, Louis-Philippe, gave his throne to the Republic (well, the second one, it's a bit complicated!) in 1848. I took this photo not far from the bottom of the Champs Elysées in a small green spot where the gardeners (I spoke to a couple of them) were very honoured to have the work captured in photo (I did not go as far as explaining it was for my blog though!).

11 comments:

  1. great pictures! i love paris.

    my blog contains pictures of the bay area, california everyday

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  2. Bonsoir,
    De lien en lien, je me promène sur votre site que je trouve vraiment très chouette.....
    j'ai aussi un photoblog sur Paris mais dans un style très différent.......

    Paris-Emoi
    http://francis75.canalblog.com

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  3. Great colors and the fluer-de-lys is very nice - but I really like the way the two benches in the background are just waiting for us to sit and talk.

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  4. This is a lovely picture, Eric. I love the French attention to detail, even with a small strip of grass.

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  5. Eric, do you know where the fleur-de-lys actually comes from? I have no idea.

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