Tuesday was finally beautiful weather in Paris. We decided to visit the Bois de Bologne and take advantage of the sunshine. I’d wanted to visit the Bois de Bologne when I was studying abroad here 10 years ago, but my host family immediately said, “No. that’s where the prostitutes are.” and, thus…. I didn’t go to the Bois de Bologne while I was a student here.
Johno and I decided to visit (in the bright daytime!). I was a bit wary and we definitely saw some creepy guys by themselves creeping around when we first entered the park (some areas are really like a forest–not tended), but once we got to the more populated, groomed areas, it wasn’t creepy at all. I don’t know that I would go by myself, but with another person it’s fine. The flickr set shows some beautiful pics of us in the Jardin Pre-Catalan. There are beautiful lawns there with patches of tulips and daffodils. Apparently, at one time one could go there to drink milk fresh from the dairy and enjoy a play at the theater. We walked around and rested for a bit under a tree. It was great.