Jardin des Tuileries

The Jardin de Tuileries was one of my favorite places to hang out and rest and people-watch while in Paris. It was built by Catherine de Médici in the 1500’s and redesigned a couple times since then.

1 toward louvre

At one end is the Louvre…

2 toward place de la concord

…and way at the other end is the Place de la Concorde. You can just barely see the egyptian obelisk at the end of the path in this picture. It’s a pretty big place.

3 grounds

The grounds are pretty and restful; art sculptures all over,

3.5 pools of water

and pools of water you can sit around.

4 lion 1

At the end by the Louvre were my favorite two sculptures. Here a lioness fights an alligator. A piece of the Louvre shows in the background.

5 lion 2

And on the other side of the path the lioness with a peacock and her cubs. The other end of the Louvre is in the background.

6 julius caesar

Here’s one of Julius Caesar that’s kind of nice.

7 good samaritan

And the Good Samaritan.

8 ferris wheel

The Rue de Rivoli runs all along the north side of the Jardin de Tuileries, and along that whole edge is a small amusement park, mostly for kids. There is a huge ferris wheel as part of the park.

9 ferris wheel

Another picture of the ferris wheel. One evening it was starting to cloud up and I liked the colors of the ferris wheel, the buildings and the sky.

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