Roosting pigeons cluster along the branches of the paulownia tree, silhouetted against a blue sky. In spring the eight, picturesque trees in Place de Bitche will be laden with purple flowers before the leaves start to open. In summer the huge leaves cast a dense shade.
The decorative ironwork of the newly renovated bandstand echoes the branching pattern of the trees and frames views of neighboring buildings.
This small square is close to the canal basin at La Villette in the 19th arrondissement.
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