The gardens along the side and back of Notre Dame are one of my favorite places in Paris. I decided to paint there, since so far I'd only been hanging out, eating lunch, and enjoying the wifi.
I love the flying buttresses.
I also painted the statue at the center of the garden.
And walking home I stopped to paint this funky building with lots of statues that remind me of the knights in Alice in Wonderland.
I'm not sure what the building is, but not seems to have perpetual concerts and events in the plaza in front of it. This summer it's beach volleyball.
Speaking of special summer events, I also took the time to ride the Ferris wheel I keep painting. It's got stunning views of Paris.
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.