Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Keep Off the Grass
There's still a damp chill in the air here and not a lot of sun but the cherries, forsythia, and daffodils are in bloom. With spring just around the corner (at least by the calendar, if not by the weather), many of the public lawns in Paris are set to return to public use. What, you ask? Yes, the French know that the secret to a really good looking piece of grass is keeping the people off of it. These little signs began popping up in late fall (translated as "lawn in repose" or less politely, "keep your grubby feet off the grass") and most are set to expire in the coming weeks when we will once again be allowed to loll and picnic with abandon.