Monday, December 19, 2011

Lèche - vitrines


Window shopping in Paris is one of my favorite pastimes ,  but during the holiday season it's even more spectacular.  Even the smallest shops, like this on in Galerie Vivienne, is a delight.  My friends Mary and Mary couldn't resist.

21 comments:

ALAIN said...

Un petit plaisir qui ne coûte rien.

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

"Lèche-vitrine:" A favorite French expression of mine! Makes even more sense if you are standing in front of a pâtisserie. ;-) Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Shell Sherree said...

It's a beautiful sight. I'd be lost for ages looking in windows such as these.

Ricardo Miñana said...

Beautiful lyrics, Christmas is endearing,
Very beautiful pictures,
I wish peace and happiness these days,
Happy Holidays!.
a hug.

Carla said...

Much time wasting has been known to happen as I stand transfixed at this spectacular time of year in Paris!!!
Virginia have a wonderful wonderful Christmas with family and friends and lets hope we can catch up in Jan if schedules permit.
Carla x

Dianne said...

A wonderful warm Christmassy pic Virginia.

Leif Hagen said...

A wonderful capture of the window shopping by night, V de B! J'aime faire du shopping - toi aussi?

The Clever Pup said...

That is an amazing window. I took a photo of it when it wasn't Christmas. Magical!

Malyss said...

That why I love Xmas, people make cities ,and therefore, life, more beautyful and magyc!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Really beautiful Christmas image Virginia, how I would love to be in Paris at Christmas!

Daryl Edelstein said...

I see Mary!!! Lovely photo ..

Ginnie said...

Astrid was a window dresser in her day, Virginia, so when we went to the Christmas market in Düsseldorf a week ago, she just HAD to see the windows on Königsallee, the big shopping street. Very festive, indeed!

martinealison said...

Des lumières plein les yeux... En cette période de l'année les vitrines sont tellement féeriques... Une part de rêve dans chacune d'elles... Et du rêve aussi grâce à votre photo ma chère Virginie.
Gros bisous

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh your making me feel all goosey Virginia!!!
What an art and they do it so well in Paris at Christmas.

I love the flower shops most of all, and especially the fragrance and displays that invite one to step inside out of the cold - sheer magic!

Joyeux Noel to you and your family Virginia at this most wonderful of all seasons.

Shane

James said...

Une photo spectaculaire!

Jack said...

Paris Through My Lens. Check. Virginia's picture and profile. Check.

Yes, Virginia, this is a wonderful time of the year for window shopping. Some people even go inside and buy stuff, I have heard! Your photo today is, as always, well done.

Happy holidays, VIRGINIA.

Gary said...

In memory of George Whitman, owner of SHAKESPEARE & CO. He will be missed. Passed away at a young, 98!

Jewel Yet to Find said...

Dream behind the glass. How beautiful and promising. Irresistible indeed.

Lapin Agile said...

Wonderful photography - again!

Starman said...

"My friends Mary and Mary" This so reminded me of the Bob Newhart Show (maybe before your time) in which one of the characters introduced his brothers as "this is y brother Darrel and this is my other brother, Darrel".

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

An engaging image. You are inspiring me to get out my camera again. I hope Mary and Mary didn't spend an absurd amount here!
Bisous