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.

 

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The decorative ironwork of the newly renovated bandstand echoes the branching pattern of the trees and frames views of neighboring buildings.

 

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This small square is close to the canal basin at La Villette in the 19th arrondissement.

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