Monday, 1 September 2014

Ile de la Grande Jatte: my spot in the sun!

I found my little spot in my new city. It's the perfect place for a walk, a run, for reading a book or just to rest from the stress of life and the job hunting. It was love at first sight since I crossed the bridge from Levallois Perret.


But I have to admit it, I didn't discover anything. The place has been popular with locals and non locals for a long time. To be honest, actually it had even been used as a painting spot and inspirational subject by various Impressionists a couple of centuries ago! Monet, Sisley and Van Gogh where very familiar with the area and have depicted it from various perspectives. But the most famous painting is a Seurat's A Sunday on the Island of La Grande Jatte.

And now the Ile de la Grande Jatte it's my place.....






This floating strip of land gently lies on the Seine and has a couple of little parks, a nice vegetable garden, an apiary, the `Maison de la peche et de la nature` and a nice `Temple de l'amour` (love temple).











Now you know where to find me on a sunny day!

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