Sunday, December 24, 2017

What is it?

This little round building is in the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris. I'm not certain what it is. I saw one map of the garden that suggested that it's un poste des surveillants (security guard station), but it really wasn't all that clear. Whatever it is, it's a pretty little building made of tan bricks and concrete. I took the color out of the photo.

I know it's not a refreshment stand; there's one of those not far from this spot.

Today is Christmas Eve. The sun is not up as I type this, but I do know from taking the dog outside earlier that it's overcast with a light drizzle. And it's relatively warm at about 8ºC (approaching 50ºF). Our recent winters have not been cold at all, with only a dusting of snow now and then in January or February. Not that I'm complaining...


  1. Fascinating building. I've seen another picture of that actually identified as a security guard station in large letters in the concrete band above the door. It was relatively COLD here earlier at 13C. Up to 17C now. Still cold.

  2. A place to sit down is always a good thing and this little building has lots of places to sit.

  3. Wishing you both, Walt and Ken, a very happy Christmas and a happy 2018. Thank you both for your blogs which cheer up my mornings. Warm regards, Roderick

  4. I've wondered that too. Merry Christmas!

  5. possibly restrooms?

    seasons greetings to you and ken and the furkids!

  6. mitch, we're down to 5º this morning (xmas day), not as chilly as predicted. I have to walk Tasha at first light.

    evelyn, true!

    roderick, thank you, and happy holidays to you as well!

    chris, same to you!

    anne marie, I don't think it's restrooms, but I thought that, too. Happy holidays!


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