Sorry to have upset a number of commenters 😉 with my gigantic spider photo.
I am not all that fond of spiders myself, to say the least.
But one thing I didn’t mention and that you may not know if you’ve never been to Paris and to the Tuileries gardens, is that these gardens are the gardens outside the Louvre. So the buildings you can see in the background are on rue de Rivoli and if you could look beyond the spider, you would see the buildings of Le Louvre, with the Caroussel in the foreground.
Taken in summer, the Tuileries, the Carrousel and Le Louvre
I have no idea if that spider is here to stay or if it’s a temporary exhibition, but believe me it is quite an incongruous sight in those surroundings.
As for the bird poop, years ago, I was walking in Cannes with my husband and suddenly felt something fall on my head, namely bird poop. I had rather longish hair at the time and it took a lot of shampoo to get rid of the horrid stuff. I can still remember my husband’s uncharitable snicker 😉
For those of you who might not understand why a lot of Parisians are not so fond of birds, in spite of their charming songs, here is an example of what they do
This door ornament is practically covered with poop