jardin du luxembourg

September 7, 2009

P1040530P1040122P1040123P1040128P1040114P1040535P1040538P1040543what strikes me about the jardin du luxembourg gardens is how very different they are from central park in new york.  in comparison, they are highly manicured with abundant flowers and grass that has not be trampled by footprints or sunbathing bodies…. as the grassy areas are fenced off from public use.  this takes part of the beauty out of large public gardens for me, but they do have a plethora of chairs that you can move around and enjoy reading a book or simply relax and put up your feet.  i found myself in one such chair for an entire afternoon, reading and people watching. i wonder what central park would look like if people weren’t allowed to wander freely.  both parks however, have an area unofficially deemed for model sailboat sailing when the weather is fine.

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