Friday, July 12, 2013

Peaceful day at the Luxembourg gardens


It's always funny to "rediscover the world" after you've been "trapped" in a place for several days . All the usual scenes that you normally don't pay attention to suddenly become of extreme interest: cars, shoppers, cafés... and passers by in the Luxembourg gardens. This morning I happened to go there after a visit to my doc's and everything there looked wonderful to me. I know it's a little silly ;-) But I had the same feeling the first time I left the barracks after 3 weeks training during my military service (yes, a long long time ago, so long, it does not even exist anymore in France LOL). Facts and figures: the Luxembourg gardens is the second largest public park in Paris(22.5 hectares) and it was created in 1612 to surround the Luxembourg palace.

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  1. I'm glad you're out and about, and feeling better. This photo makes me want to join you!

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  2. I didn't know army used to be compulsory in France! As a female I can only relate to this feeling by comparing it to what I felt after my final uni exams! I loooooved the freedom! You are also lucky this coincides with the amazing weather that is going on in France right now ;) Enjoy Eric! x

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    1. Well it's not anymore (they stopped in the 90's if I recall), but it was when I was young. I went in 1981 and did not like it too much, but they say it helps making a man of you!!

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    2. Lol right! Same thing is still happening in the country where I'm originally from.. Not all men come out of it mature! Let alone the fact that most of them don't like it but have to go anyway.. Dictatorship still exists in many shapes and forms! I'm sorry you had to go through it, hopefully not too many bad memories linger since then :)
      Lexie x

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    1. Merci Jilly. It could be anywhere on the French Riviera!!

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  4. Pain before pleasure!
    The Luxembourg Gardens is the perfect place to relax and appreciate the things we take for granted.

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  5. My favorite place to people watch.
    V

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  6. Good idea for a day in contemplation or just a break...

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  7. What a lovely picture!! PS - glad to hear you are feeling better :)

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  8. Congratulations on your escape from hospital! This picture rejoices my heart and I immediately stole it for my wallpaper - I hope you don't mind. It gives me a feeling of being there in the shade right now, enjoying the passing scene...delightful!

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