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Sunday morning walk around the Buttes-Chaumont

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Sunday, July 07, 2013

Hello dear Sparkfriends,

No hike today but a lovely walk around the 19th arrondissement of Paris (northeast), in and around the Buttes-Chaumont Park.



I got there at 8.30am (I wanted to avoid the heat), and it was already quite busy with Sunday morning runners, and people practicing all kinds of other sports!





I have seen pictures of the park on sunny Sunday afternoons and it is just scary. So mornings or week days are probably better for visiting the park (if, like me, you don’t like crowds, of course!)!



The park is built on a steep hill (‘butte’), so walking through it was a great exercise! And the views, especially on Montmartre, were beautiful!





I really enjoyed all the beautiful trees, and the birds’ singing too!







The most famous feature of the park is the Temple de la Sibylle, perched at the top of a cliff thirty meters above the waters of the artificial lake.





Part of the site is a former gypsum and limestone quarry mined for the construction of buildings in Paris and in the United States. It was transformed into a park in the second part of the 19th century and opened to the public in 1867. From the start, it was a huge success with Parisians!



I left the park by the South-East gate and walked to the nearby Quartier d’Amérique, also called the ‘Mouzaia’...









Those of you who remember my blog on La Butte aux Cailles, last year...

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... will see that it is similar. It is an area of 250 lovely little houses with gardens which used to be for workers when they were built at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. They are quite expensive nowadays!





Most of the houses are well hidden behind their gates and trees...









... yet you can make lots of charming discoveries.



















A few streets away, on Place des Fêtes, I stopped at the market to buy some vegetables...





... and flowers! Let’s not forget to put lots of beauty into our lives. :)



Many thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed sharing my Sunday morning walk and that you are having a beautiful weekend!
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IFDEEVARUNS2 11/25/2013 1:18PM

    I grew up in the 18e!

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NASFKAB 8/25/2013 5:55AM

  beautiful thanks for aharing

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    Wow! Spectacular!
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TINY67 7/17/2013 1:10PM

    You do take beautiful pics.

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LINDAKAY228 7/15/2013 8:22AM

    Another gorgeous area! You have so many wonderful places to explore and I love every one of them!

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JUNEPA 7/15/2013 12:25AM

    Cosy and neighbourly and just plain beautiful !!

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HELEN_BRU 7/14/2013 12:14PM

    Happy Bastille Day to you too! I arrived in Paris in 1971 on Bastille Day. What a welcome! Spent 3 days in Paris and loved every minute.

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RENATA144 7/14/2013 12:03PM

  You are a very talented photographer !!!
emoticon emoticon vive le France !!!

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ELMA1913 7/14/2013 9:29AM

    I feel like I just went on vacation! Love the pictures.

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NUOVAELLE 7/11/2013 2:33AM

    What a beautiful park, Claire! I wish we had one like that close to us! The only one we have is completely unattended and actually... not like a park at all.
I'm always amazed at your ability to find beautiful shots everywhere. Your camera lens becomes the extension of your beauty-seeking eyes and that always results in some really great pictures!
Thank you for sharing, Claire!

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 7/10/2013 10:04PM

    Claire, thanks for sharing your wonderful walks and hikes with us. Your blogs are so full of life and are just wonderful for transporting me to other places. Thank you!

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KARENLEIGH32 7/10/2013 8:30PM

    Lovely! Absolutely lovely!

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SUNNY332 7/10/2013 11:06AM

    Oh my goodness, I am so jealous. Thank you so much for taking us on your walk.

Beautiful!

Hugs
, Sunny

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CM_GARDNER78 7/9/2013 10:47PM

    WOW - how beautiful!! I love the pictures...I wish I could have as breathtaking of a Sunday walk as you do! :-) Thanks as always for sharing!! :-)

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SUNNYBEACHGIRL 7/9/2013 10:22PM

    You pictures just evoke memories of walking neighbor hoods in Paris. I am storing up all the places you mention for next Spring in Paris. Thank you

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RUNNERRACHEL 7/9/2013 7:47PM

    It is a beautiful park. Such a beautiful place! When I lived in Paris (13+ years ago) I attended a church not far from there in the 20th. I knew friends who lived in the 19th and 20th. What a lovely morning walk! Thank you for bringing us along with you. You take such lovely pictures. emoticon

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RENATA144 7/9/2013 6:48PM

  Thank you for sharing yor Lovely photos !!! emoticon

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EXCELDREAM 7/9/2013 6:32PM

  Beautiful pictures! Thanks so much for sharing. I stayed in Paris five days once and didn't see many of the neighborhoods you showed us. My loss. Again - thank you for the trip.

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CLIMBERS_ROCK 7/9/2013 2:39PM

    Love your pics.

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GOOD-ENOUGH-NOW 7/9/2013 12:43PM

  Beautiful photos!

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HAKAPES 7/9/2013 12:35PM

    Congrats for being featured - you rock! :-) :-) :-)

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BAKER1009 7/9/2013 10:30AM

    BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks for sharing Claire! Love the pic of the little girl and her mom (I believe) and the little boy playing...so cute, so perfect!
And of course the food pics. Market pictures are always a favorite of mine, not sure why!

Have a beautiful day, it's raining here.
Hugs,
Beth

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MRSSARGE140 7/9/2013 9:29AM

    Beautiful pictures, as always!

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GUDDIGO 7/9/2013 9:27AM

  Great photography

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AJB121299 7/9/2013 8:27AM

    Nice

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AZMOMXTWO 7/9/2013 7:43AM

  great pictures thank you for sharing

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GAMMY98 7/9/2013 7:10AM

    your pictures are beautiful and what a great place to get out of a walk . Thanks for sharing

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MUSOLF6 7/9/2013 6:48AM

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SANDYCRANE 7/9/2013 6:42AM

    Loved the pictures, especially all the houses.

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LIVEDAILY 7/8/2013 10:56PM

    Absolutely lovely!! I so enjoyed it! I've never been to Paris, and would like to go one day.

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SHOAPIE 7/8/2013 9:41PM

    love the pictures

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ONLYTEMPORARY 7/8/2013 9:19PM

    Beautiful area!

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CORNERKICK 7/8/2013 8:39PM

  Beautiful pics...Thanks for sharing

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KANSASROSE67 7/8/2013 6:09PM

    Beautiful, as always! Your blogs are a breath of fresh air in my day...thank you!

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SUSIEMT 7/8/2013 5:02PM

    Claire I enjoyed my outing with you! I didn't have a problem keeping up with you! You have quite the eye for the camera. I love our hikes and our walks! Thank you.

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JOANNHUNT 7/8/2013 4:59PM

    AWESOME PICTURES AS USUAL. THANK YOU FOR SHARING.

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PATRICIAANN46 7/8/2013 3:38PM

  Hi Claire.........
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JSEATTLE 7/8/2013 2:52PM

  Love your blog!! Love your pictures and commentary. I feel like I was right alongside you.

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WARRIORGIRL121 7/8/2013 2:15PM

    Claire, that was absolutely lovely! emoticon emoticon emoticon Karen

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