If you are visiting the Père Lachaise Cemetery (see previous post), and have some extra time, there are a few things to be seen just south of the cemetery. There are actually some stairs and a small gate leading directly to one of the smallest parks in Paris, “Le Jardin Naturel” (The Natural Garden). As the name indicates it’s natural and wild, nothing is cut, nothing is watered. It’s also very calm - very few visitors (the address is 120, rue de la Réunion). Within a minute’s walk from the park, you can find some small streets with old workshops and some living facilities. Most of similar workshops elsewhere have been or are on their way to be transformed to expensive lofts, but not here. You imagine yourself in a different century, or at least in a different decade. The small streets you could visit are called Villa Riberolle, Cité Aubry, Rue Ligner, Rue de Lesseps... The access may partly be difficult during the weekend; some gates may be closed. One of the old workshops has however been transformed – for an artist association called “Goumen Bis”. The walls have some very elaborate graffiti. I will be off, travelling, for about a week. I will probably not blog before Friday next week. Take care and keep blogging!