Sunday, June 26, 2005

Picnic in the Park

Yesterday we had a bloggers picnic at Parc des Buttes Chaumont in the 19th arrondissement in Paris. Buttes Chaumont is huge. It took me, with map in hand, about 20 minutes and 5 phones calls to find our group.

About 25 people showed up for the picnic. After a full week of extremely hot weather, we had a very pleasant afternoon and it even cooled down in early evening. Most importantly, after days of threatening weather reports, there was no rain storm at all.

A couple of pictures of people who attended the picnic.

One website states that Parc des Buttes Chaumont "approaches the drama of a Delacroix painting. There are high cliffs, great trees, a 30 m waterfall and an iron bridge which springs from a cliff face to a pinnacle crowned by a temple." That is a very accurate description. Here is one picture of the waterfall (in the background).

Thank you to all who organized the picnic.

-- said Auntie M in Paris
11:42 PM



Thanks for reminding me of one more place I have to go. PS I hear there's some kind of bowling in the Bois du Bologne. Not sure if it's the American or the Belgian kind ("feather bowling").

# posted by Amy Alkon : 8:59 AM  

A bloggers picnic, thats the first I've ever heard of one. The waterfall must be wonderful to visit.

# posted by Maggie Ann : 7:32 PM  

Beautiful park. You make me want to pay more attention to the next E-savers international email I get...

# posted by Philip : 7:33 PM  

Sorry to have missed Auntie M. I'm afraid Tadpole had reached meltdown by 4pm and no nap so I had to beat a hasty retreat...


# posted by petite anglaise : 8:20 PM  

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