An arrangement of roses

Trip Start Jun 20, 2012
Trip End Aug 05, 2012

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Flag of France  , Île-de-France,
Monday, July 9, 2012

The hunt for a charger to revive my camera took me across the Seine and down Avenue Daumesnil, an hour and a half walk from the apartment. Along the way I went past a few stores which I've taken note of to check out when they're open; most places have a few chosen days a week they don't open and monday is a definite favourite. There was one which exclusively sold parasols. It reminded me of Amanda and whilst it looked fancy enough to suggest that it'll be expensive, I cross my fingers that there'll be some good finds that don't cost something stupid. I also stumbled into a florist shop that we came to back in April and I found a lot of comfort in the reminder of us. I found the little battery shop, threw together some appalling french to make myself understood and surprisingly I was rewarded with exactly what I was after. 

With the over-priced replacement charger in hand I went in search of the elusive Proménade Plantée, which is a 3km stretch of old railway track turned to gardens and is of reputed beauty and astounding colour. All accounts say that the garden is particularly difficult to find and whilst I did turn around before finding it, I'm not calling it quits yet and I'm still determined to check it out for myself. 

I did discover an interesting garden called Jardin de Reuilly, which offered many hidden nooks to relax in and was filled with summer flowers, overgrown walkways, a few statues and a wooden bridge over a lawned clearing. There was a young guy being filmed here as he performed a series of acrobatics' and martial arts' moves. I watched, captivated for a while. 

I stopped at the Jardin des Plantes to stroll between some amazing flower beds and check out the Natural history museum. I was thinking about tackling it Tuesday, but this is the one day of the week that it turns out the museum is closed. It's in a grand, old building with tall glass windows which offered a sneak peek at one of the dinosaur exhibits. 

I was in bed fairly early and was drifting off to sleep just after 11pm. 
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withintheforest on

I love that you're going out and exploring, having adventures, getting lost. It's beautiful and it makes me so proud to call you mine.

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