Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Marche aux Fleurs


First, a few pieces of Paris street art! 




And some interesting outdoor seating.





Walking near the Ile de la Cite,
there is a building along the Seine
that says it is the location
where Heloise and Abelard lived in 1118. 
A love story for the ages!




Further down,
my sister and I walked through the Marche aux Fleurs
which I've always wanted to do but never managed to stop in. 


Located on the Ile de la Cite since 1808,
the Marche aux Fleurs has been the home of thousands of potted flowers and plants
beneath pavillions of the 1900's-era. 



On Sundays,
it also becomes a bird market. 


This tree-lined street sits just at the Seine and the Quai de la Corse. 



The pavillion-created stalls
are filled with trinkets and eye candy
which I do wish I had gotten some photos of. 


And the beautiful art nouveau Cite metro stop sits just at the entrance.




Ma soeur noticed that someone took the time and trouble
to try to replace one of the tiles in the metro entryway
...with their own mosaic creation. 




More photos of Paris and Provence
coming up next time.

Til then,
I hope your summer is stunning and ...
a love affair for the ages! 


(Photos copyright: Kirsten Steen)



2 comments:

donna baker said...

So loved the tour. More please.

Anne Delon said...

That was a rich 'sploring, n'est-ce pas? Must do more next time, sister!