Monday, December 1, 2008

Galeries Lafayette



Today is City Daily Photo Theme Day - Circles/Spheres.  In keeping with my photo of the magnificent dome of Galeries Lafayette, I am posting more photos here of their fabulous decorations inside and out.  The French really know how to deck the halls!  Enjoy.




17 comments:

alice said...

Les Galeries Lafayette, le Printemps, le Bon Marché, when my children were little, they always wanted to see all the shops windows at Christmas time. But it was quite difficult, so many people glued on the windows...!

Nathalie said...

Oh wow Virginia, what a treat!
I need to go to Paris more often, I'd forgotten the Galeries Lafayette could be that beautiful.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos of Paris.

Nathalie said...

Virginia I just browsed through your previous photos, they are MAGIC!

No wonder you walked slowly, you needed time to shoot, but the result is fantastic.

I enjoyed hearing about your trip through Peter too. Glad it ended well despite the last minute hiccup.

babooshka said...

This is going to sound very strange, but this will be the only time Paris will remind me of my native Birmingham UK. The same atmosphere, light display,the grotto. the fairies, elves... Nostalgia. Cities have a magical quality missing the rest of the year. As Olivier would say Bravo- very uplifting images.

marley said...

Now thats waht you call christmas decorations!

JM said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Les Galeries Lafayette are amazing even without decorations, but you have shown them at their best, no doubt about that! Fantastic photos!

Julie said...

I do like the two hooded children glued to the display window. I like to imagine the wonder on their face ...

Therese said...

We enjoy Virginia, we enjoy your pictures indeed.

Karen said...

Ohhhhh, how lovely.. Thank you, Virginia, for giving me a peek at what I will be seeing in just 2 weeks!!!

I am still living Paris vicariously through your amazing photos..

Ken Mac said...

I wonder about the history of this extraordinary building? Is it a shopping mall now? Looks like Versailles!

Virginia said...

Yes, the children were enthralled and I loved the little wooden 'viewing stand" they so nicely provided in front of every window so that the children got a grand view!!

Nathalie,
Thank you for the nice remarks. I value your opinion as always. Yes, our trip was just wonderful and I certainly had a difficult time getting on that plane to come home. Peter was a terrific host, bless his heart!

KM, Not a mall, just one big fabulous store. I find it loud with a lot of hustle and bustle, but for Christmas it is absolutely breathtaking. How they attach all those lights is mind boggling.

Karen. Paris at Christmas is fantasyland is all I can say. Disney can't touch it.

lynn said...

Stunningly festive!

Petrea said...

All I say is OH!

Cyd said...

Your photos are smashing...! Really cinematic in some spots (the woman walking with the child on previous post, also your self portrait with the marble busts, and others). Thank you so much for sharing. This series is a feast.

Katie said...

Yay more Galeries Lafayette photos! You really make this store look amazing!

tr3nta said...

beautiful photos of Lafayette.

Ming the Merciless said...

Oh wow! Those are amazing photos of Galeries Lafayette.