Paris Spring; rain, la vie en rose, la ‘tour’ en foot

Paris Spring

Paris Spring

The ‘soccer ball’ suspended under the Tour Eiffel from 10 June – 10 July signifies the 2016 UEFA European Championship. Commonly referred to as UEFA Euro 2016, or simply Euro 2016, it is the 15th edition of the UEFA European Championship, the quadrennial international men’s football championship of Europe organized by UEFA.

It is a special day. It is the birthday of a dear friend of mine. Among many things, such as roses, all garden and wild-flowers, herbs, rain and sunshine, she enjoys a brilliant, well-coordinated, smoothly orchestrated performance and successfully demonstrated precision in the type of  collaboration that only can be delivered through exacting and accurate teamwork. I was honored to enjoy an intimate family celebration in an iconic and charming seafood restaurant called La Table l’Aligre in the 12 arrondissement. I offered my discoveries to my friend on this beautiful, beautiful day as I experienced it with sunshine, rain, flower gardens and roses while I was on my way to celebrate.

Paris 2016 Spring rains, red roses and red umbrellas

Paris Spring

Before the rain, the sun shines on the gardens and on the Seine to be enjoyed for the moment.

Paris 2016 Spring

Paris 2016 Spring

On the river, air is clear and fresh.

Paris 2016 Spring rains, red roses and red umbrellas

Paris Spring

Détente dans la jardin, ‘la vie en rose’ Relaxing and reading in the garden, ‘la vie en rose’.

Paris Spring

Walking the garden, near the Bassin. The Bassin de l’Arsenal links the Canal Saint-Martin, which begins at the  Place de la Bastille and goes to the Seine at the Quai de la Rapée.

Paris Spring

Paris Spring

Toward the Bastille and the 11th arrondissement..

Paris 2016 Spring rains, red roses and red umbrellas

Paris Spring

Toward the Canal Saint Martin and the 12th arrondissement.

Paris 2016 Spring rains, red roses and red umbrellas

Paris Spring

Umbrella tree as the drizzle begins.

Paris Spring

Paris Spring

One red rose and one red umbrella as the drizzle increases to drops.

 

Paris 2016 Spring rains, red roses and red umbrellas

Paris 2016 Spring rains, red roses and red umbrellas

Six red roses and one red umbrella as the water begins to pool near the Gare de Lyon.

Paris Spring

Paris Spring

And, as usual, people continue walking in the rain with their red umbrellas.

Paris Spring

Paris Spring

And the sun returns and smiles for my friend today, as it is her birthday.
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