So being as I am in a lazy mood this will be a photo diary of my last two seasonal trips to Paris...I got some great shots in 1999 as well folks but I am too lazy to scan photos....in fact I think 1999 was the BEST trip ever to Paris because it changed my mind so completely about that city. I wandered the streets and fell in...deep like....(I can't say love because then I would be "unfaithful" to London right?)
Hope you enjoy! Oh and sorry but my expertise in night photography is sadly lacking....
One of the many side streets with lights.
|Champs Elysees at night with Arch de Triomphe in the background|
Nutella crepes - yum! My face was covered in chocolate like a kid's but worth it!
|The Giant Wheel at Place de la Concorde|
|One of the hundreds of beautifully decorated shops|
This is taken in Galaries Lafayette, a very posh department store in Paris. I quickly took a photo as I walked through. As a budget traveler I can't afford to even look at things there!
I loved this cafe and I did have a meal there. Don't ask me what though!
Cafe au lait and a pastry - typical breakfast in Paris....for me anyway! Well you knew there had to be a food photo...
Hang on Santa! These are very popular decorations in Europe.
|Ooo la la!!|
This is just your typical Parisian street but they do subtle so well...
The Christmas market along the Champs Elysees which is fun but an absolute zoo. This is where I got the crepe made earlier..all sorts of food and trinkets for sale. Not a patch on the real German markets which you will see in upcoming weeks..
A drizzly day on a quiet side street lined with cafes - many of the outdoor cafes are sheltered with plastic and I had lunch in one of these. Token dog photo as well! Parisians love their dogs!
Sorry, can't remember where this was...anybody know? But it was lovely!
Skating in front of the Hotel de Ville (city administration; not a hotel!) I love watching people skating in front of iconic buildings and it looks like so much fun but as I haven't been in skates since the early 80's I resist the temptation. Don't want to end up with a broken ankle and on the first plane home...noooo thank you!!!
This "tree" is made from recycled pop bottles - so cool!
Recycled window decorations as well
And I leave you with the Christmas tree in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral...
Stay tuned for more Christmas scenes from Europe (because they do it so well)...next up will be...well all I will say is The Hills are Alive!!