Garden of Hope in Paris

After a tour of the Place de Vosges, the historic heart of Le Marais in Paris, my Aunt Liliane guided my wife Emily and I into a doorway that brought us into a stunning Jardins d’Espoir or Garden of Hope in the restored Hotel de Bethune-Sully. According to Sandra (who sent me a comment that is below after a first draft of this post), the curator, “Kaliko is the visual artist who created the two big “hope trees” with the messages sent through the website jardinsdespoir.fr. The photos are from 40 finalists of the Estée Lauder Pink Ribbon Photo Award.”

It was a profoundly moving tribute to the strength and courage of women who have survived breast cancer and one of the most effective public issue campaign displays I have ever seen, in what is arguably one of the most beautiful and idyllic monuments in Paris.

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Emily and my Aunt Liliane.

Emily and my Aunt Liliane.

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