Sunday, June 26, 2005
Picnic in the ParkYesterday 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
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