Parc de Bercy

Parc de Bercy is a public park located along the right bank of the Seine in the 12th arrondissement of Paris.

Above, bridge to cross the street.

Above, rose garden.

Above, the sun appeared at some point.

Above, the western area of the park.

Above, Passerelle Simone-de-Beauvoir, which leads to Bibliothèque François Mitterand.


Lac Daumesnil (Bois de Vincennes)

Lac Daumesnil is an artifical lake located in Bois the Vincennes, in east Paris.

Below, the lake in spring.

Above, coot.

Above, Temple of Love.

Above, grotto below the Temple of Love.

Above, swans.

Below, the park in late fall.

Above, feeding the birds.

Above, group of geese.

Above, pavilion of Cameroon built for the Paris Colonial Exhibition in 1931. Nowadays, it is a Buddhist temple (Pagode du Bois de Vincennes).

Above, Temple of Love on Island of Reuilly.

Above, duck.

Below, the lake in late summer. The path was infested with runners so I didn’t stay long that time.

Mémorial des Martyrs de la Déportation

The Mémorial des Martyrs de la Déportation is a memorial to the 200,000 people who were deported from France to the Nazi concentration camps during World War II. It is located underground on the Ile de la Cité in Paris, just east of Notre Dame.

Above, entrance.

Above, park of the Mémorial.

Above, Seine.

Paris Zoological Park (Vincennes Zoo)

The Paris Zoological Park is a zoo located in the Bois de Vincennes, on the east side of Paris. It houses 1,000 animals from 180 species.

Above, entrance.

Above, lemurs.

Above, in the greenhouse.

Above, looking at a manatee.

Above, ostrich.

Above, giraffes.

Above, zebra.

Above, “Big Rock”.

Above, baboons.

Above, capybara.

Above, bush dogs.

Above, llamas.

Above, penguin.

Above, rhinoceros.

Above, lemurs.

Above, vicuña.


Vondelpark is Amsterdam’s most popular park. It is located in Amsterdam Zuid, just south of the Canal belt.

Below, the park in winter.

Above, statue of Joost van den Vondel, after whom the park is named.

Above, ‘Fish’ statue by Pablo Picasso.

Below, the park in spring.

Above, love lock.

Above, rose garden.

Below, the park in summer.

Below, the park in the fall.