Well, my journey continues and here’re some pictures from a place I’d been yesterday.
No, I haven’t left Paris (fortunatelly : ) These’re stunning views of Parc des Buttes Chaumont. Unlike Bois de Bologne that is situated on the edge of Paris, Parc des Buttes Chaumont is quite close to the city centre. At the same time it’s the third biggest park of Paris!
Another curious fact about this park is that it is fully artificial creation!
The site of the park was a former gypsum and limestone quarry mined for the construction of buildings in Paris and the United States. The park was commissioned by the French Emperor, Napoleon III, after the land was annexed to Paris in 1860. (Wiki)
So a huge band of architects had been working on this amazing piece of nature. Sounds ridiculous but it’s true!
The waterfall where doves have a bath, the 30-meters high rock that is crowned by the Temple, a beautiful pond with 20-meters high “cuicide bridge” above it – that’s Parc des Buttes Chaumont. And also green lawns, endless paths, huge slopes and trees brought from all over the world.
And the last thing I want to write: from the hill Sacre Coeur is perfectly seen, my adorable corner of Paris! I suppose my friends are there already, on the staircase of the Basilique. So I’m leaving you and heading there!