It's been a toughy work wise. Always a bit of a game of catch up when a week off is taken. But as promised, here are some 'green' piccies of places we went to in Paris. Rather than drone on about each place, this time I will just let you wander through yourselves, with only a brief description to guide you.
The Ile de la Cite
Notre Dam from the Pont de l'Archeveche
Also on the Ile de la Cite is the Marche aux Fleurs, a very large series of mini indoor garden centres and florists that are open every day. It was at this point in the day that the heavens opened up and the thunder started for the only rainy part of the trip. Such a shame to have to shelter in these glorious tunnels!
Just another lovely leafy street.
I love the way in which the trees seem to work with the architecture. This was one that caught my eye as we drifted along the St.Martin canal on a barge.
We came across this living wall, well building, whilst walking along the Seine on our way to the Eiffel Tower. A permanent feature, the whole building had been covered in a thick membrane, through which water pipes were riddled, and all sorts of plant life encouraged to grow. How lovely towns of the future would be if the buildings were like this.
I just loved the denseness of this Perovskia on the right, with the cafe of the mad accordian player in the background.
These trees, near the Place de la Concorde, were huge, and had been clipped on the sides AND the top. Quite common in this part of Paris, quite a large and difficult job to be done as accurately as these had.
At the end of these impressive and restful gardens, The Louvre.
At Mont Martre, opposite the tiny cabaret club Le Lapin Agile, is the last remaining Parisien vineyard.
This is it in it's entirety. The vines very healthy indeed and bearing masses of young fruit. The second picture shows one of the access walkways leading under a tunnel. Not only a functioning vineyard, but a lovely little garden as well!
Finally, we came across these two trees. Can anyone tell me what they are please? The second one appears to look like an Elderberry, but isn't.
Thanks for taking the time to walk through Paris with me.