Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Sculpting the Trees in Paris

These trees, in the Jardin de Luxembourg in Paris, are unlike any in the Adirondack Park. The French people seem to enjoy pruning the trees into squares and rectangles, which lends a formality to them, as if they are not trees at all, but manmade sculptures, each in its place, in a row, in the park. Perhaps this is particular to the parks in Paris and other French cities, and not to the country trees. We like the sculpted trees of Paris.

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