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