Christmas Day is rather quiet, everywhere. I noticed that it was actually most quiet on the evening of the 24th, than on the day: the amount of places open is a very good indicator. yet, going to the park for those that are still within city is not unusual: for both, locals and visitors/tourists. in knowing that it was to be quiet, and a nice overcast day, going to Tuileries was a good start. what surprised me was that I ended up at Palais Royal in the drifting about — one thing about city walks is not to follow the dots. on my first visits to Paris many years ago, I sought some quiet and reflecting-on-life moments at this small park, where most people are distracted by the famous columns, and the park can be mostly a transit to walk through. the photo posted is a bit of a full circle, where I soon transitioned to going to the grand Le Jardin du Luxembourg park, and photographically grew enamored with taking photos at the parks, and nothing more focused than the tree "hedges" that are so carefully manicured and maintained. this photo feels as a way to look at the Palais Royal in the same (photographic) way, though much more limited in that sense, and that still has its quiet charm.