It has served as a background for several photos in my previous posts, but today the park itself is the focus of my attention (and my camera of course;-)
Parc des Buttes Chaumont is situated in the XIXth arrondissement. Inaugurated on 1 April 1867, today it is one of the biggest parks in Paris occupying almost 25 hectars of land which, before its creation, used to be a bare hill (“chauve mont” where the name of the park comes from). Artificially made landscape with its beautiful lake, rocky island (île de la Belvédère) with Temple de la Sibylle on the top, suspension bridge designed by Gustave Eiffel and the grotto with waterfalls form a great space where parisians can spend some time in the nature.
These photos were taken at the beginning of spring when the air was fresh, the lawn was green and thick (neither burnt by the summer sun nor trampled down by numerous feet), some trees were in bloom and only few people were walking enjoying the evening light. I hope you’ll be pleased with your first virtual walk in Buttes Chaumont because there are many others to come!)