Tuesday, May 15, 2007
A Frenchman's Watering Can Is His Château
This slightly bizarre image is from right in front of the Paris Town Hall, where to be honest they're always doing weird things like installing giant igloos and beach volley ball tournaments.
The Paris mayor, Bertrand Delanoë, is of course well known for being the highest ranking openly homosexual official in France, famous for bringing a bit of seaside gaiety to the capital every summer in the guise of Paris Plage (Paris Beach), although until he erects an enormous rainbow coloured tent in front of the Hotel de Ville, which would certainly be rather camp, there's no evidence that his sexuality has affected his flamboyant initiatives so far.
Anyway... what this is all about, as you may have already guessed, is... gardening. Oh yes, farmy folks, greenness comes to the capital bigtime this summer, in the form of a temporary of a 2600 square metre garden consisting of more than 110000 plants, herbs and bushes, borrowed from the city's greenhouses.
They say rain is good for the garden, and I hope so, coz it was peeing it down when I took this, as evidenced by the chap taking shelter inside his big red watering can, with Notre Dame in the background.
Watch this space for more wackiness from your favourite European capital...
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