Jardin du Luxembourg
…or the Luxembourg Gardens, is the second largest public park in Paris (22.5 hectares).
The park is the garden of the French Senate, which is itself housed in the Luxembourg Palace.
The domed building at the back is the Pantheon, the burial site of Victor Hugo, Pierre and Marie Curie, among others…
This is the 17th century Luxembourg Palace which houses the French Senate.
The statue of Diana, the hunter, stands on the foreground.
Diana (also named Artemis) is the goddess of hunt and also the twin sister of Apollo, the god of healing, music, light, truth and prophecy.
The building behind is Tour Montparnasse (Montparnasse Tower),
once the tallest building in Paris until 2011 when it was overtaken by another building.
The Medici vases that change flower displays according to the season.
Seen here are gold and yellow coloured chrysanthenums. In the summer, they are replaced by geraniums.
Did you know that in Europe, this flower symbolizes death? That is why around All Saints Day, you see them sold in all flower shops. Hence, don’t even attempt to give it to your mother-in-law as a peace offering!
The Medici Fountain (1630)