Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A Long Overdue Christmas Post

The magnificent Christmas tree inside Galleries Lafayette. Absolutely worth the crowd to get a look at this.

I am just slightly ashamed that I did post these before Christmas and would be even more so if I hadn't been so busy. But packing, working, buying presents, organizing my apartment so that nothing would be damaged during a month's vacancy, well what can I say? It was a bit much this year. I did however, take photos of some of the Christmas lights in Paris. So here are some belated pictures for those of you who have never seen Paris really lit up. Christmastime is a lovely time to visit!

Lighted chandeliers on the rue leading up to Place Vendome

Place Vendome (kind of disappointed as it was decorated exactly the same as last year)

No idea why this particular street is Canadian-I am sure there is a good reason, though.

Sidewalk outside Printemps. The windows are decorated beautifully but I didn't have the courage to fight the crowd in order to get a good shot.

6 comments:

buffalodick said...

It does look great! I have seen(around here) a decline in decorations- energy costs, or not feeling festive- maybe both..

camille said...

thanks for your comment on my blog!
i miss living in paris. i will return some day.

Zhu said...

Come to think of it, I don't think I have ever seen the Christmas lights in Paris. Place Vendôme looks nice...

Angela in Europe said...

Camille, feel free to visit my blog anytime you have a Paris hankering!
Zhu-You should make an effort to see Paris during the holidays. I am not always kind to the place, but the way they do Christmas here is beautiful!

Expat Traveler said...

How beautiful! Now I could easily walk around and admire the sites like that....

Angela in Europe said...

It is very nice during the Christmas hols, Expat!