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Photos I Almost Forgot: La Promenade Plantée in Paris

Can't believe I almost overlooked these pics! Back in May, Paris' Promenade plantée (also called the "Coulée verte") was bursting at the seams. The elevated park--built in 1993 on an old, unused railway--reminded me a lot of NYC's Highline. I really dig a smart urban greenway like this, especially when it's heavy with roses juuuuuust after they've hit that spot where they're big and bloomy and juuuuuust before they're about to depart for the season. It's slightly dramatic, slightly sad, and completely dreamy, all at once.

Reader Comments (4)

Nice photos!
Here is a little history:
Where it says that it's been around for more than 20 years. Us French chauvinists like to state when we did something before you americans. ;-)

June 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterpH

So, so lovely.

June 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

Gorgeous images Amy...I must get there next time! (it was on my itinerary but I ran out of time)

June 29, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersusan // fleurishing

oooh roses -- so so gorgeous

July 12, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterdervla | the curator

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