For nearly five years I’ve enjoyed the privilege of going home to Paris, then home again to York or Spittal. The dual life been confusing at times but getting to know Paris from the inside out has been a wonderful experience. Just before Christmas we came home to Spittal for good so before Beyond the Window Box settles into life in Northumberland, here’s one more look back at a Parisian year.
February in the Jardin du Luxembourg – the gardens were closed for the two days that the snow lasted
March rain in Passage des Postes – an atmospheric back street in the 5th arrondissement
Drifts of April petals in our tiny Parisian garden – the height of luxury
A May Sunday in the Jardin du Luxembourg – the day for model boat enthusiasts to sail their own boats
Playing tourists with friends visiting in June – the view from the Eiffel Tower
July at the Marchés aux Puces
September in the Latin Quarter – la rentrée
A year in Paris would be incomplete without a protest march – this is September’s peaceful climate action
Cabbages in the Grand Parc de St Ouen – November
In early December there were still leaves on the street trees and it was mild enough to read outside
By the end of the month it was getting cold for sitting outside…
except for those with fur coats
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