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Rita Crane Photography: Gardens of Notre Dame, Jardin Jean XXIII, Paris

On my way to visit Notre Dame it started to rain. When I saw this scene, I had to stop and spend some time in this little garden right next to the magnificent cathedral of Notre Dame. It was a peaceful Paris afternoon....grey weather....yet what a visual feast I had just encountered unexpectedly! The patterns and shapes were inviting me to photograph them, and it was remarkable to find such color in winter! The ornamental cabbage's magenta contrasting dramatically with the juicy green grass. I enjoyed a good hour here, taking many pictures. (There are two others below.)

 

En francais, il y a ici de l'information au sujet de ce petit jardin.

ecrits-vains.com/ballades/balade10/balade10.htm balades de Paris:

Square Jean XXVIII ( ou square de l’Archevêché) A l’origine, il se trouvait entre le chevet de Notre-Dame et l’actuelle fontaine une église appelée St-Denis-du-Pas (où la tradition situe le supplice de Saint-Denis et de ses compagnons, on parle de supplice du gril !). Le square actuel date de 1837. A l’emplacement de la fontaine qui est l’œuvre de Vigoureux, en faux gothique, se trouvait la rue de l’Abreuvoir où vécut Boileau ; il y mourut en 1711 à 75 ans.....

 

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Taken on May 11, 2012