Tuesday, June 16, 2009
a paris buzz
I came across this lovely graffiti in the Butte aux Cailles today and then the one below was just around the corner from us at Gobelins -- somewhere in my photo files I have a 3rd I'll have to track down, a series of photographers, flâneurs comme moi, I like to think. . .
I'm so happy with what my camera and I found today, in the Jardins Luxembourg -- I'd read about Paris' beehives before but I've been met with skepticism when I try to convince others. Now I've got proof!
On the grass right near the hives is a warning -- if you're not afraid of being gently chided (as I was yesterday in Jardin des Plantes) or scolded and chased off (as we saw happen to several groups in a square over on L'Ile de la Cité yesterday), perhaps danger of Bees will keep you off the grass! (Personally, I have respect for, but not much fear of, honeybees -- although I keep my distance from wasps!)
I've always been delighted, as has Pater, with the Lux. Jardins, and if anything could have further charmed me, hives fit the bill -- in truth, it's long been a secret wish of mine to keep bees and once Pater's retired, who knows . . .
We had a lovely last day in Paris and made a happy discovery, besides the beehives, which I'll tell you about later. I'm afraid that there will be several more holiday posts as I organize my photos back home. Right now, we're trying to cram everything back into our suitcases, and then we'll head across the street for one last tagine. After years of taking a very early morning RER to the airport, we're going to try a cab tomorrow, and it's been ordered already. I'm always fretful, no matter how well I try to disguise it, the night before a flight, but soon we'll be back home relaxing by the water. It's been another wonderful holiday, but I'm just about ready to click my red heels together. Talk to you soon from my island.