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.
Before the rain, the sun shines on the gardens and on the Seine to be enjoyed for the moment.
On the river, air is clear and fresh.
Détente dans la jardin, ‘la vie en rose’ Relaxing and reading in the garden, ‘la vie en rose’.
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.
Toward the Bastille and the 11th arrondissement..
Toward the Canal Saint Martin and the 12th arrondissement.
Umbrella tree as the drizzle begins.
One red rose and one red umbrella as the drizzle increases to drops.
Six red roses and one red umbrella as the water begins to pool near the Gare de Lyon.
And, as usual, people continue walking in the rain with their red umbrellas.
And the sun returns and smiles for my friend today, as it is her birthday.