Friday, 28 October 2011

Puddles in the Tuileries

The other day I went to the Jardin des Tuileries with the kids. A change of scene, a different park to enjoy during our Paris staycation...yep school holidays already! We arrived in glorious sunshine, the park was heaving with people. Perfect. Fifteen minutes after we got there the sun disappeared and we got this.

The park was emptied in about five minutes flat with people sprinting for shelter, mostly to the arcades that run along rue de Rovoli. The storm that followed was pretty impressive, the gutters were overflowing. Twenty minutes later the sun was out again, so we went back to the park. I'm glad we did. Look what we found.

Here's the rue de Rivoli.

Many of the iconic green chairs were stranded.

The reflections and the light were so crisp and sharp.

The kids even went for a quick dip.

You can find more photos of the Jardin des Tuileries after the storm here (thumbnails) and here (slideshow)

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