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Remember the Madeline books by Ludwig Bemelmans?

I took this photo last year and looking at it afterwards I was reminded of the first Madeline picture book (that I had as a young girl).  This photo was taken in the Jardin du Tuileries.  In the background is a wing of the Louvre museum.  If you squint your eyes and imagine, you can just see Miss Clavel and the twelve little girls walking in the distance.

In an old house in Paris

that was covered with vines,

Lived twelve little girls in two straight lines.

They left the house at half past nine

In two straight lines,

In rain or shine.