Lois Reynolds Mead

Art and a pink monkeyflower in a native plant garden…

Le Petit Palais…

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After greeting Sir Winston, we could see the Grand Palais building across the street.

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The Petit Palais, the Grand Palais, and Pont Alexander III were all built in 1900 for The Universal Exhibition.

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We entered through this wonderful door…

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The interior of the building has an elliptical shaped garden and it was time for us to rest our feet and have a glass of lemonade.

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The mosaic floor of the colonnade.

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A lovely mosaic pond.

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He took the aubergine and I took the chartreuse and we enjoyed just sitting, along with many others, including those who fly and are attracted to the gold…

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For these pictures I made liberal use of the tilt-shift filter in the Snapseed app because I couldn’t seem to take pictures without other people in them. I thought if I blurred the edges of the photos they would be less noticeable. As we were leaving, I also noticed this interesting phenomena.

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As you look through the large glass door you see into the lobby where there is a statue, then your eye goes through the glass of the front door and you see the Grand Palais with its flag flying across the street. Plus you see the reflection of the colonnade behind the photographer (me). However, my reflection doesn’t show because I am in the shadow of the front building. Very interesting and fuel for play. I couldn’t keep myself from including my many versions.
#1

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#2

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#3

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#5

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Which do you like the best?
Refreshed, we walked over to another park. A picture of this one is on the cover of the book “Hidden Gardens of Paris” and it definitely fits the definition. The book refers to this garden as La Vallee Suisse, but this sign was on the corner.

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Back across the Pont des Invalides for a last gaze at Pont Alexander III.

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To the Metro and then home so we could do it again the next day!

Author: loisreynoldsmead

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One thought on “Le Petit Palais…

  1. I welcome you very warmly!
    It’s another trip to the beautiful Paris.
    Memories remind us that what we have experienced.
    Thank you very much.

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