Posts Tagged ‘Luxembourg Garden’

Join Us for Our “Black History in and around the Luxembourg Garden” Walk

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
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Luxembourg Garden Scene
Photograph by Discover Paris!Scene

Traveling to Paris soon? Click here to learn about our “Black History in and around the Luxembourg Garden” walk: http://discoverparis.net/black-history-in-and-around-the-luxembourg-garden.

It’s one of our most popular walking tours!

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Our Walk – Black History in and around the Luxembourg Garden

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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From left to right: Hanna Gressler, Channel Andrews, Wendy Andrews, Imani Andrews
Photograph by Discover Paris!

Four persons joined me yesterday for our walk around the Luxembourg Garden. Founded four hundred years ago by Queen Marie de Médicis, the garden is one of the loveliest in Paris. For me, it is a delight to return to it again and again.

Hanna Gressler, on the left, is summer intern for the Wells International Foundation. The Andrews family hails from Philadelphia.

A good time was had by all!

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Queen Marie de Médicis Surveys Her Garden

Sunday, August 13th, 2017
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Queen Marie de Médicis Surveys Her Garden
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Queen Marie de Médicis, who founded the Luxembourg Garden four hundred years ago, surveys her creation. The Luxembourg Palace, which she also built, stands in the background.

Discover Paris! offers a walk of the garden. Called “Black History in and around the Luxembourg Garden,” it recounts the the histories of such luminaries as Richard Wright, Alexandre Dumas, Victor Séjour, and Henry O. Tanner. Learn about the myth of the black Statue of Liberty, and see the contemporary sculpture that commemorates the abolition of slavery in the French colonies.

Traveling to Paris soon? Click here to view our schedule for the walk: http://discoverparis.net/scheduled-walking-tours.

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First Known Selfie

Friday, April 18th, 2014
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The Greek Actor by Charles Arthur Bourgeois

The First Known Selfie by Charles Arthur Bourgeois
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A bronze sculpture representing a man posing for a selfie with what appears to be a prototype iPhone stands in the Luxembourg Garden. Cast in 1868, the statue is the earliest representation of what many have, up until now, believed to be a modern phenomenon.

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Photoshoot at the Luxembourg Garden

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
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Photoshoot of Monique in the Luxembourg Garden

Photoshoot of Monique in the Luxembourg Garden
Photograph by www.DiscoverParis.net

When a freelance journalist working for the Ohio State Alumni Magazine wanted to photograph our own Monique Y. Wells for the article that he is preparing about her, we took him to the Luxembourg Garden for the beautiful backdrop that it provides.

Click here to learn about our tour entitled Black History in and Around the Luxembourg Garden: http://discoverparis.net/entree-to-black-paris-most-popular-walking-tours

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Healing the Earth

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
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Aymeric in the Luxembourg Garden

Aymeric in the Luxembourg Garden
Photograph by www.Discoverparis.net

On Friday evening I encountered Aymeric near the Luxembourg Garden where I saw him walking along the sidewalk sprinkling water on trees and shrubs that grow along the walkway. He told me that he was applying a “Maria Thun preparation” to the soil. We entered the garden and he proceeded to dip his brush into the bucket that he was carrying and, with a flipping motion of the wrist, flick a few drops of the solution onto the plants and grass. He said that a homeopathic dose was all that was necessary.

Paris-born Aymeric recently completed an 18-month course in biodynamics in London and hopes to get a job on a farm in Australia. According to information that I gleaned from the Web site address for Le Mouvement de l’Agriculture Bio-Dynamique that he gave me, biodynamics is based on the concept that plants have life forces that must be respected in order for them to grow and flourish.

I wrote about French filmmaker Guillaume Bodin’s documentary on biodynamic wine in the August 2012 edition of Paris Insights newsletter.

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