For winter vacation, Sabine and I traveled to Toulouse, France to spend some time with my friend Bénédicte. I met her at the summer intensive de l'école de danse de l'Opéra National de Paris, and we became good friends. Bénédicte doesn't really want her photos on the blog, but Sabine and I have plenty to share with you. First, I'd love to share some of my photos of Toulouse's Jardin des Plantes, The park has a long history that dates back to the mid-1700s. It was once a home to monks, and it also played a role in 1814's battle of Toulouse. Bénédicte was feeling a little sick one morning, so Sabine and I took a walk through the park. This post is filled with tons of photos that we (mostly Sabine) took.
Here I am by one of the entrances:
You can see how it would make a great monastery or artillery point, oui?
The park is full of gorgeous flora, fauna, bridges, and stone paths. It reminds me of a world only found in fairytales.
I came across a waterfall, and that added to the fantasy effect.
I was most impressed by the little cottage I saw in the middle of the lake. It was suitable for fairies...or maybe hiding Briar Rose (Princess Aurora) from her curse.
Sabine took some photos of me near one of the bridges...
...and near the lake:
I hope that you enjoyed the photos of the garden! Sabine is going to post about centre-ville next. If you're interested in learning more about the Jardin, you can visit THIS WEBSITE.