Yesterday, I hopped on the B not knowing where I was going. I knew I wanted to go to a tourist site, and I also wanted to hit a park, but yet I didn't want to go to the jardin des tuleries. I was going to get off at Gare du Nord or Chatlet and then see what metros went where, or maybe get off at Notre Dame. But, then I noticed that the B stopped at Luxembourg, and I knew that today was finally the day.
Even the Tour d'eiffel is visible!
After spending a few hours there walking, relaxing, chatting, video skyping with family, and writing, I knew I'd be coming here as much as possible. But, I didn't expect to return the next day too. But, once I left, I knew I couldn't stay away long.
When I awoke today, the sky was clear and it was hot. The park was going to be the perfect place to enjoy / escape the heat.
This is definitely a place that honors the ladies. Most of the statues are of women. Finally, females in history. This is because this house was almost always owned by a woman. It was built in the early 1600's for the queen mother and other than a couple kings who usually housed women here, it was always owned by a woman.
|A beautiful statue of the famous author, George Sand.|
A statue showing someone sticking their hand in the mouth of truth (which is in Rome). Normally I'd expect the figure to be male, but here in this garden, it's a female!
Yep, I think this just might be my new favorite place!