On a sunny Saturday afternoon in early spring, what better place to hang out than Les jardins des Tuileries? I took my camera, and my book (Chatwin's Black Hill), grabbed myself a green metal deck-chair and absorbed the ambience.
I struggle to find an equivalent public garden back home in Sydney. Maybe Sydney Park in Newtown comes closest, although this is more expansive and has restaurants and toy boats. Parisians hang out in public more so than Sydney-siders. Parisians hang out in extended family groups, hang out and read.