Paris is full of pollen this Spring.
The Luxembourg Gardens are always beautiful but this Spring the layers of green are more evident than last year. Last year Spring exploded in one week. The pollen didn't have time to build up. This year, Spring is what we imagine and expect.
Luxembourg gardens is tourist Paris, though locals hang there too. I do. It's in my hood.
But there is another Paris, a street artist's city. It's grungy and dark. Here is a mural, in the 13th arrondissement, near the Biblioteque François Mitterand. Notice the trees have no leaves. It was not today.
The working title is White Sky of Paris. See how white the sky is? In Paris the sky is often white.
An artist once told me he would mix phtalo green with quinadricone red and add white. It was the perfect color for the Parisian sky. I thought, yuck, you can't mix those two. He was right.