I headed over to my favourite park this afternoon to enjoy the warm weather. 22°C. It was like a May day. Sometimes the Parc Monceau can be near-empty on a Sunday. I was looking forward to sitting on a bench or on the grassy lawn to quietly commune with nature and work on my book project but when I arrived, my jaw dropped with stupefaction. Here’s what I saw –
What?? Who were these swarms of people invading my park? Flabbergasted, I waded through the mass of squirming bodies.As you can see, the majority of Parisians have neither backyard, scrap of garden or balcony. At the first sign of nice weather they flood into the public parks, myself included.I decided to leave and walk instead. Au revoir, park. A la prochaine !