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.