Francophile Furry Friends Friday illustration : Sailboat Fun, Jardin du Luxembourg Paris

Paris Jardin du Luxembourg illustration Boston Terrier and Kitty Cat with Sailboats  © Shell Sherree all rights reserved
Paris Jardin du Luxembourg illustration Boston Terrier and Kitty Cat with Sailboats  © Shell Sherree all rights reserved

Ahoy me hearties ... yo ho ho and a boatload of fun!

Today's Paris illustration sees an adorably regal Boston Terrier (inspired by my Instafriend Stinger @ohmydoggies) and his crew in the Jardin du Luxembourg preparing for some sailing fun.  Setting these quaint old boats into the large circular basin and urging them across the fountain-fed waters to the other side is a beautiful tradition for children visiting these glorious gardens.

Built in the 6th arrondissement of Paris in the early 1600s by Marie de'Medici (widow of King Henry IV of France) to complement her Florence-inspired palace, the Jardin du Luxembourg has a fascinating history of its own.  Fun fact: 20 statues of illustrious women and French queens surround the central green space of this calm and peaceful piece of Paris, making a beautiful celebration of women commissioned by Louis-Philippe way back in 1848.  I like to think it was an ode to girl power!  And on that note ...

Happy Francophile Furry Friends Friday to you!

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  1. I can always count on a smile from you every Friday.
    All is as well as can be here...that still means there is no change.
    I'm getting to see a lot of Australian TV shows because I added Acorn TV to my cable package. So far my favorite is "800 Words".
    Abbracci e baci
    Michelle and the boy cats (Diavolo and Sunshine)

    1. Thank you, dear Michelle, Diavolo and Sunshine !! I'm so sorry for the tardy reply ... just seeing this now. I don't even know what Acorn TV is but I'm glad it's bringing you a dose of Australian TV. :) I've not watched 800 Words but it looks like a good one - I'll keep an eye out next season! Ciao, bella! x0


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