Various Christmas things around Paris:
Pere Noel, or Santa Claus,
A Christmas cake, rather over the top.
I like to drink Christmas tea all year long.
This looked good-matcha flavoured.
A cozy corner in a tea place.
Some photos taken around Paris:
Signs of Christmas are starting early around Paris.
Isn’t this cute? I love those reindeer.
Cour de Saint André des Arts, an ancient street with a lot of history having to do with the Revolution.
An entry into a little place serving seafood. I’ve never eaten there-maybe one day.
A decorated bike out on a side walk for a business.
After I saw the current Vermeer exhibit in the Louvre Museum, I walked around a bit in areas I usually don’t visit (Mona Lisa for instance). The Louvre is vast and full of only some of its treasures.
Joan of Arc hearing the voices that lead her to don armor and lead men into battle.
Next I wandered into the Napoleon III apartments. It was very luxurious. This light fixture was at the top of some stairs.
There was gilding on just about every ceiling and many chandeliers.
More gilding, lots of royal red.
Dining room. Not very intimate. I’m sure they had a smaller one for just family.
There are many great views as you walk around the Louvre. This was from the second floor. In the summer you can eat out on that terrace.
Before heading to the States I made a quick trip to Galeries Lafayette to check out their Christmas tree. It is under their glass dome and is different each year.
We are in the States catching up with friends and family. We started out in New York City which I always enjoy. A cold front arrived with the high being 17 degrees one day while we were there which kept us from doing as much as we wanted but we still had fun.
We saw a few lovely Christmas doors but not as many as I had hoped.
The decorations at Saks were fabulous. They had a flashing light show to go with whatever Christmas music was playing.
Another great window at Saks.
One of the festive lions in front of the New York Public library.
Always exciting to see the Empire State Building especially when it has some Christmas green lighting it up.
A Merry Christmas to all who come here. It is much appreciated!
I took a lot of photos while in Alsace so, since I have them, I will share some. Alsace is very photogenic.
Almost every building in the villages we visited were decorated for Christmas. We did the southern half of what they call the Alasian Wine Trail and each place was special. We were there a week before all of the Christmas markets officially opened and there were still many tourists.