In front of the Hotel the Ville the children were playing in the skating rink with their teachers watching them. Some of the kids didn't know how to or couldn't skate well but they all seemed happy to be outside after snow and rain swept Paris on Monday. The Chinese tourists asked the kids to smile for their cameras. They're such naturals. They were having a great time despite falling and sliding awkwardly and painfully at times. How touching to observe the helping hand.
While the women were frantically shopping to get the best discounts of the year, I saw these men playing boules at the Jardin des Tuileries.
Everyone seemed to have enjoyed living outdoors if only for a day, including these ducks at the courtyard of the Louvre museum.
La vie est belle, n'est pas?
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Photos by Charie