I already showed the above photo on Facebook, but I have some more photos from that rainy late August day.

Due to the rainy weather, people seemed to have chosen to spend the day or some hours at the Louvre – the lines were longer than usual. After all, they had to stay outside for quite a while, under umbrellas, before entering the pyramid. (There are slightly quicker and more weather-protected ways to enter the museum, but maybe the lining up is part of the charm.)

Some people dared to cross the bridges by foot.

The Eiffel Tower (Trocadéro) and the boat tours were less popular than a “normal” August day.

Later during the day I visited Parc Monceau. I had a feeling of being the only one there… together with some discouraged ducks.

I was impressed by the air bubbles created by the raindrops.

I guess that after a rather dry and hot summer, at least the vegetation appreciated the rain. 

This was a couple of days ago. Yesterday - and last night, the weather was really nice, hot!


Anonymous said...

There's so much poetry in this post...
Just beautiful!

Thank you, M. Peter.

Thérèse said...

Billet bien poétique ce matin Peter !

Dzjiedzjee said...

Very nice pictures Peter! It is always a pleasure to visit your blog. ;-)

Greetings from the Netherlands!
Gert Jan

Harriet said...

I agree with the other comments regarding the poetry seen in this post. i would love to be there, with my umbrella bien sûr.....

claude said...

En 2000 à la première visite de nos amis américains, nous avons visité Paris sous la pluie, une autre année c'était avec nos amis allemands.
T'as dernière photo est géniale.

Studio at the Farm said...

Hi Peter,
I love your photos of the pond and ducks and flowers. Our summer ended very suddenly a few days ago, too. It's been pouring rain since Saturday, and we had a huge wind storm - no power for three days. But at least the forest fire situation is under control.