14.7.08

A temporary garden



Since the mid of June until August 17, you can find a temporary garden in front of the Paris Town Hall. There is even a pond!

The Town Hall as such is an impressive building. The interior was completely destroyed in 1871 by a fire set by some participants of the “Commune”. So, if the interior then had to be completely rebuilt, the walls are basically from the 16th century.
I will let the decorations and the flags on the front of Town Hall serve as an illustration for July 14, the French National Holiday!

16 comments:

Noushy Syah said...

Happy holiday for you! So I bet there won't be any update tomorrow?:)

Let the French Flags flying high!

The temporary garden especially with the present of such pond colours the look of the city.

Cuckoo said...

Hmmm the garden looks quite attractive. And today is 14th July... the French National Holiday !!

Best Wishes !!

Cuckoo

April said...

Strange to see a garden there, at this place. I know how it normally looks like. There are a lot of places in all towns where gardens would be a nice idea.
Do you say any wishes to each other on July 14th? Have a nice holiday. I bet you are going outside. There will be a lot to photograph today, I think.

SusuPetal said...

A temporary garden?
French are funny:)

Happy National Day!

Abraham Lincoln said...

This looks like a lovely area and the top photo is really nice, Peter.

Marie-Noyale said...

Happy Bastille Day.
You must be looking at the Defilé!!
That garden is a good idea in front of the town hall,I am a fan of ponds anyway..

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

Happy French National Holiday,PETER!

Peter I thank you for your visit on my blog:
Yes we will pass for sue PARIS, I hope NOT with a traffic jam... On Friday we'll travelling on the 'periferic' around Paris... to the Dordogne... I'll keep you informed.(maybe afterwards haha!)

and about your reply last post on your blog:
....The news in Holland maybe gave me/us the false information? They keep saying it over and over,( several days now) well lets hope not that the Eiff is closing down as said...

JoAnn

Ex-Shammickite said...

Je te souhaite un jour de bastille heureux!
Le jardin provisoire est beau. Combien de temps sera-t-il devant hôtel de ville ?

catherine said...

hello peter ! super, tes petites excursions ! Je suppose qu'aujourd'hui tu es allé photographier le défilé .....j'ai vu l'autre jour à la télévision qu'ils ont répété (il ya une semaine environ) en pleine nuit le défilé sur les Champs Elysées déserts à cette occasion.....
amitiés
catherine

zoe said...

Happy national day,peter!

zoe said...

I forgot something, the garden is just beautiful~~

Ming the Merciless said...

Happy Bastille Day!

May heads not roll again. :-)

ALAIN said...

Hello, défilé ou feu d'artifice aujourd'hui ? Tu es bien capable de nous faire les deux.

ruth said...

That is CRAZY! How many times I've crossed that walkway, and to see it with this park, water, is surreal. Only in Paris! (thinking of beaches on the Seine.)

Maxime said...

Quel dommage que ce jardin ne soit que provisoire, cela change totalement l'aspect de la place !

krystyna said...

Happy French National Holiday!