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Autumn in Paris | Jardin du Luxembourg

10.27.2014
Autumn in Paris Luxembourg Gardens
Autumn in Paris Luxembourg Gardens
Autumn in Paris Luxembourg Gardens
Autumn in Paris Luxembourg Gardens
Autumn in Paris Luxembourg Gardens
Autumn in Paris Luxembourg Gardens
Autumn in Paris Luxembourg Gardens
Autumn in Paris Luxembourg Gardens
Autumn in Paris Luxembourg Gardens
Autumn in Paris Luxembourg Gardens

For one of the most visited parks in Paris, Jardin du Luxembourg sometimes feels, during certain days under certain weather conditions, like you received a special invitation to enter this magical space and explore its gardens and promenades in all its tranquility... it felt very much like this last week when I went with my boys on a chilly October morning after the grey clouds finally broke.

Like a dream awake, I still find myself easily startled by the reality of where I am, my surroundings and moments like these...

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“...by observing things with a great deal of attention you eventually wrest some of their secrets from them, 
making them utter what they would most like to keep to themselves.” - Julien Green

28 comments

  1. Beautiful even on a quiet day. And those urns with the cascading mums are beautiful.

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  2. Autumn is my favourite season. I love the colours captured here.

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  3. Your images all full of atmosphere and a sense of melancholia, love your words, too.
    Somehow I feel as if these impressions are not so much different than what one can find in Vienna's parks this time of the year.
    Cheers from Vienna,
    Merisi

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  4. You captured the most wonderful autumn images! Love the boys walking off...

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  5. All your lovely photos remind me of that old song, 'I Love Paris' ... in the springtime, in the winter, in the summer ... in the fall! Beautiful!

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  6. Every time I visit your blog I feel that I just went to Paris! Beautiful pictures as always, and perfect caption!

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  7. I was thinking the same thing as I looked at the photos - where is everyone! Lucky you! I like the action shot of your son jumping and also the two boys strolling together. I like the pigeons and the bench. Well, all of them really - I always feel as though I'm there with you, Catherine.

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  8. Thanks for sharing your photos of this spectacular and peaceful place. My favorite is the black and white of your sons walking together -- so sweet! We stayed a few blocks from this park on our recent trip to Paris, but we didn't find time to visit. We must come back to Paris :)

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    1. Luxembourg is my sons' favorite of favorites!... and your plan to visit is a perfect reason to return to Paris :)

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  9. I loved this garden when i visited Paris, nearly six years ago (!) it was february and everything was covered with snow... Now you make me want to come to Paris again!!

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    1. Oh how wonderful you experienced Paris under the snow Barbara!... crossing my fingers I get a chance to this winter.

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  10. I have never been abroad but I love your pictures and they make me want to go there. Thanks for sharing them with us!http://nanahood.com/creepy-stuffed-animals

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  11. Thank you all so much for your very kind comments :)

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  12. Gorgeous as always! I feel like that park bench was in a movie I saw a couple months ago that was set in Paris. I would love to feel what it feels like to walk through these images.

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  13. Before I read what you wrote I was thinking....how amazing to be so "alone" in this place! I don't think I ever saw it so deserted. I would be imagining the time when it was a private garden and tranquil, just like this, most all the time. The b/w of your boys arm in arm is the most magic of all these to me!

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  14. I think Paris is always a beautoful city no matter what the season
    mollyxxx

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  15. Beautiful! The mums are gorgeous and I love the photo of your boys together. Wonderful shots of a very special city.

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  16. Your pictures are amazing! Love the one with the mums. This place looks magical.

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  17. Having lived in a big city like Los Angeles for so long, Fall is one of the most nostalgic times:) Lovely captures of the trees and big flowerpots!

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  18. Beautiful! I love the light through the trees and those flowers and chairs all lined up.

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  19. Oh Paris, you are so beautiful what-ever the season. I really need to do an Autumn visit having seen your photos.

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  20. The timely elegance of your pictures is magic. And that sepia picture just set my imagination in motion.

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  21. Catherine, your photos show us that autumn is a special time of year with its own beauty no matter where it is experiences. Thanks for the Paris outing which made me long to experience it myself. Even a city can have seasonal beauty.

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  22. oh gosh how beautiful!! and i know exactly what you mean! i feel that way in downtown Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA so i can only imagine what i would feel like in Paris. It is my dream to visit Paris someday :)

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  23. Oh, wow! I love these photos. I have missed you on the blog for sure. And you come back right as I am shutting down... I hope you will follow along when I reopen in January because I love what you capture through your lens every time.

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  24. Oh ladies, you've made my week, thank you!

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