November 2, 2014

Jardin des Tuileries on a sunny afternoon

Paris has been blessed with an extraordinary mild autumn. Not only to my personal pleasure but also to the delight of the tourist hoards. Did you know that more than 32 million people visit the city of lights every year? There are days I cannot spot the Eiffel Tower across the Trocadero because the tourist buses are quadruple parked along the side walk!

Yesterday the thermometer hit 21ºC and the sun was shining: impossible not to go out for a stroll, despite the wave of sightseers on a Saturday afternoon. I decided to head towards the Jardin des Tuileries and this is what I saw:

Sculpture by Aristide Maillol

Place du Carrousel featuring La Pyramide du Louvre

Trying not to get lost...

Contemporary retail booth contrasts against the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel

Ever listen to the song: "Sur les toits de Paris"

Professional pickpockets

The gardens welcome over 10 million visitors every year

Keeping the "pickpockets" and the "vous-cumpra" at bay

Niki de Saint Phalle is à la mode in Paris

Time for some R&R around the fountain

A happy couple 

Tinto de Verano rather than Vin Chaud

A good book and a green park chair is all you need

Bon weekend!

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