Where is all this green coming from? Am I in one of those famous Parisian gardens, like Parc Monceau or the Jardin du Luxembourg? Or maybe at a market, like the famous flower market on Ile de la Cité, just in front of the Préfecture de Police?
Think again, my friends:The steps in front of La Madeleine are now home to these patriotic planters (notice the French flag stickers scattered throughout). Will flowers soon be in bloom? I don't know; I could only recognize sage. The green is a lovely addition to the steps, which are already a great place to soak up direct sunlight, all too rare in Paris. Ah, springtime in Paris.