Photographer's Note

Dear TE Friends,
I would like to share one of my kind Parisian experiences with you. On a gloomy day, when our feet hurt already we went to rest into Palais Royal garden because of the much walking. We believed it, we browse small one. The mood which can be seen on the picture in the garden was receiving. My kind friends, I do not exaggerate: everybody reads. In the tiny nooks of the garden, on the promenade, under the trees and at the fountain. There was a book even at the resting man who can be seen in the background. Myself felt it in that manner, as if I would have stepped into a library's reading room. I am concerned about it almost to overcome the camera exposing his button, in case let me perturb the touched mood which can be seen on the picture.
The peoples read increasingly less according to the statistics. In Europe and on the whole world. Here a kind example his contrary. We joined the readers' populous camp gladly after the completion of the photo.
I liked this mood very much, I hope for it, you like him.
I wish you a beautiful day.


Palais Royal

The Palais Royal (Royal Palace) was built in 1629 by Cardinal Richelieu, an influential French minister from 1624 to 1642.

At the time the palace was known as the Palais Cardinal; it became a royal palace after the cardinal bequeathed the building to King Louis XIII.
The Sun King, Louis XIV spent his youth here before moving to the nearby Louvre and later to Versailles.

Jardin du Palais Royal

Adjacent to the courtyard is the Jardin du Palais Royal, the palace's garden. The garden is formally laid out around a central fountain. It is a quiet refuge in the heart of the city.
The current garden is somewhat smaller than originally designed in 1630 for Cardinal Richelieu due to the construction of 60 arcaded buildings on three sides of the park by Louis-Philippe d'Orléans in 1874. The buildings around the garden now house restaurants, deli shops and galleries.

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