Here we are…! It’s been nearly 10 years, though it seems like just yesterday, when I started posting a photo a day of Paris on this blog after I was given a digital camera for my birthday.
I have never used the Paris metro as extensively as these past days and I must say, it’s really convenient (especially when it’s super cold!). For the first time in my life I even found myself on the platform of line 1, at Bastille! A stunning metro station overlooking the Port de l’Arsenal which is where several boats are docked (no, it did not remind me of Malta!)
I went to La Défense yesterday for some last minute shopping (the shopping mall there is the only one opened on Sundays) and I took some time to go up the steps of the Grande arche and look at the sunset on the other side. It was stunning. Now is the time to fly back “home” after a hectic week in Paris.
Between the last minute gifts to buy, the “stuff” from the pharmacy that you can only find in France!, the unavoidable trip to Ikea (to see what kind of kitchens they have!) and the family gatherings, I haven’t had a single minute to take a live photo (no kidding!). Today I managed to take a one hour break and since I was passing by the Eiffel Tower, I noticed this weird and sudden pine trees field underneath it 😉 So here you go! Cute…
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I already posted this photo on Facebook a few days ago, but I don’t resist posting it again here. It’s a nativity scene I saw at the stunning Xara Palace (yes, in Malta, not Paris!) and well I really love it. The “grass” is actually bean sprouts.
Okay, let’s be fair, it’s not THAT cold in Paris. It’s quite mild actually… But I thought it would be, so I prepared this photo, that I found in my stock – I took it in 2007 after I visited the “Texas knitters”, a group of women who knit for street furniture ( see this post )!! How cool…
I could not miss it, could I? By “it”, I mean the Christmas lights on the Champs Elysées, a traditional seasonal shot which is very similar years after years… And though, if you’ve been in Paris recently you will notice that there is something missing in this photo..
I was looking for a photo to illustrate the chaos of last minute Christmas shopping (the one I always get trapped into!) and I came across this shot, that I don’t believe I ever used. I like it because it could have been taken 60 or 80 years ago, in winter, somewhere in Paris (I believe I took it near La Madeleine). I hope you’ve done all your shopping, if not, good luck!
In 5 days I’ll be back to Paris (yes, already!) to spend Christmas with my family.