Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Gardening in Paris


If you visit Paris between now and July 1st don't miss the fantastic garden that they installed in front of the Hotel de ville (town hall). More than 110 000 plants (I did not count them!) all produced by the gardeners of the city. And if you want to know more than just what's on display there you can also visit an exhibit inside the Town hall where they explain everything about urban gardens. Bravo! More photos here, on the making of and more info - in French - on the town hall site.
Discuss Paris exhibits and much more in the brand new PDP forum
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24 comments:

  1. a window box jardin! I'm sure it will be lovely. I was on the open tour bus when I saw a photo op. A woman waiting for a bus not with a bundle of flowers but a rose bush already in bloom. I noticed plants spill out onto the sidewalks. The window boxes are abundant too, so I will take that virtual tour at the town center. Merci Monsiur Eric.

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  2. I absolutely love everything about this photo! The pink "frame" with the flowers underneath it - the line of green grass in front of the fence, not to mention the giant red watering can! And last, but not least, the Parisian architecture in the background to remind us that it's still Paris! This is one of your best, Eric! Merci!

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  3. Amazing pink window over Notre Dame de Paris. Good catch!

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  4. Wow. This photo is fantastic. Somewhat similiar to a photo I took the last time I visited the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Good to know I've got a similar eye to such an incredible photographer!

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  5. That's wonderful. I think some of the most interestingexhibitions I've ever seen have been in that ocation, and this looks like the best ever!

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  6. Hey, that's pretty creative framing! I like the main color and I also like the little plants and/or flowers at the bottom. Those are really cute and quite unexpected on a Paris blog.

    And, of course, I'm not at all surprised to see that Notre Dame (way in the back) doesn't fit in the frame... does it ever?!! Not!;)

    Where is everybody? Oh, that's right, I bet they're gone to the forum.

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  7. Actually I'm happy to read your comments because I hesitated a long time before posting this one or the green armchair (that you can see in the making of) and then I decided this one was more unexpected.

    Soosha, Pont girl and Sally: blush!!

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  8. I adore this photo. The framing, the pink, the flowers in the foreground and the centre is just so interesting! Well done Eric another superb shot - when's the book coming out?

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  9. Love the framing here!
    I also fell in love with the green armchair though! Tough choice!

    J'aime beaucoup que tu nous montres aussi toutes les autres photos, ca fait penser à Charlie hebdo: "les couvertures auxquelles vous avez échappé"!

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  10. Nathalie, LOL on "Les couvertures auxquelles vous avez échappé"

    PS: je viens de me rappeler que je n'ai pas répondu à ton mail d'il y a... well... quelque temps ;)

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  11. Eric, I know everybody´s being saying that. But really, that´s fantastic! Your shots are so creative!
    This framing is great all alone, but besides that what´s inside it is like a little treasure waiting to be discovered by us.

    Congrats on the new forum and thanks for one more tool that will enable us to discuss and learn even more about Paris.

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  12. And by the way, when you "speak" french here is sooo charming!

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  13. I did like the green armchair as well, but I think you definately made the right decision with this photo.

    lynn, I hope you'll be making your way over to the forum soon. You, Monica, and I have a date at the topic I created!

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  14. I think this is good for the city to do this. I have not been to your city but I do know that each city has those who live there that would like to have flowers and a garden and some do. And they get to see what the city has provided them this way. I think it is a good idea to do this.

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  15. Super cool. It's summer, time for outdoor gardens. I was at the sculpture garden on Sunday, and now I see a garden exhibit in Paris. Thanks!

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  16. Lovely framing Eric, love it!

    Check out my blog for a much closer pic of the big red watering can from a couple of weeks ago - with someone sheltering from the rain inside it!

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  17. Very nice blog!
    I'd like to give you my compliments for your blog, I'm the webmaster of an Italian Paris Site: Parigi Viaggi
    Could be very nice if I could find an interesting person like you to make a blog in my ite....sigh...In Italy..

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  18. You can see the jardin live, if you go to this site and click "Hôtel de Ville"

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  19. Fabulous colors!! I love the framing of the photo too.

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  20. Congratulation for your interesting posts and for the pictures. They are very beautiful and authentic. If you like, you can enrich your blog with a good and cheep hotel reservation service with 1000 hotels in Paris.

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