Friday, November 19, 2010

Printemps - Vitrines Animées de Noël Réflexions

The animated windows of Printemps (2006) featured "color concentration" for its vitrines de noël with interesting music for each: jaune, rouge, orange, rose foncé. If you would like to see the animation enjoyed by adults and children go here for the video clip. In front of each window is a wooden platform to put the little ones at eye level with the scenes.


Printemps
64, boulevard Haussmann


For other reflexions (reflections) see James' Weekend Reflections

31 comments:

Rob-bear said...

Wow! What an amazing window. I'll bet it took ages to design and build. But what a delight, especially for the young (or young at heart).

Une problem. Ce n'est pas printemps; c'est l'hiver!

Bibi said...

The Printemps windows were and still are my favorite place to go/see in Paris at holiday time.

"All things French" said...

Amazing! i can't wait to show my petite-filles the video ~ they will love it.

hollyb said...

Yippeeee.....not long till we see this year's display!!! Each year I wonder how they will top the last...this one was pretty amazing.

Shell Sherree said...

Enchanting! This must be such a delight for the little ones, let alone their parents.

JM said...

This is really cool! Great find, Genie!

Laurent said...

You will soon see the new ones ...

M said...

Oh-la-la ... Je suis tourne au vert
just thinking that you will be seeing such amazingly beautiful creativity in just a few days!!! Put me in your suitcase and take me with you, please! This gorgeous photo is putting me in the holiday mood! Bon weekend et beaocoup de calins.

Virginia said...

You and Peter are on the same track this week. He also showed the delightful windows. How cute is this? I think they're lanterns of some sort, or were! I hope you have more!
V

Cezar and Léia said...

Wow it's beautiful!Just adorable decoration, and now I'm going to see the video, thanks so much for sharing! :)
Léia

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Bear -- The little preview I have seen of this year's windows remind me of the colors of 2006. I will report back in a couple of weeks after I pop over to Paris to find out! I count myself as the "young at heart" -- Oh, you are right! They should re-name this "Hiver" instead of "Printemps"

Bibi -- Since Printemps and Galeries Lafayette are practically side-by-side it is hard to remember but the Printemps windows are ususally more lighthearted.

Dianne -- For the first several years you could not find any videos on the internet of les vitrines de noël. I am going to post again with others...

Holly, ma chère fille -- Less than two weeks to go! Allons-y!

Shell -- Yes, and I had to beat down of few of the little ones so I could get close enough myself -- JUST KIDDING! On the weekends, it is quite crowded in front of these windows. The children are precious with their little French voices. Why is it so endearing to hear them speak?

JM -- Merci et bon weekend!

Laurent -- and I will be ready with my camera to snap both the windows and les petits.

Marie -- Please come with us... you would love the holiday mood in Paris and help us as we discover places yet unseen! Bon weekend à toi aussi! (Memo: calins= good thing)

Virginia -- Wish you and Mary were coming on this trip and could meet Holly. Oh yes, I have plenty of the windows over many years. Bises

Randy said...

That is so awesome! Thanks for sharing the video too.

Starman said...

The video is cool. It's interesting that you can't see any wires to move the legs. I wonder how they do that?

Sylvia K said...

How delightful, Genie! I love it! Marvelous capture! And I loved the video. Awesome indeed!!! Have a beautiful weekend!

Sylvia

'Tsuki said...

So funny ! Lanterns stealing jewelry... Thanks for the link for the animation : it is a real pleasure ! And it reminds me so much of hollidays in Paris...

Cildemer said...

Lovely and funny!
Thanks for sharing;o)

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Have a nice weekend****

Elisa said...

Oh, Printemps, I love it!
And so your reflections :)

James said...

Very cute! They have the best displays.

Harriet said...

After reading all the comments, I'm getting ready to watch the video. Have a great time; looking forward to more photos!!!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Randy -- This photo is as yellow as the leaves on the tree you posted!

Starman -- Glad you watched the video. I think they do it with magic.

Sylvia -- Thanks, and enjoy your weekend also!

'Tsuki -- Oh, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Overall, I rated this particular year second overall. I can't wait to see what is in store for this season!

Cildemer -- Glad you enjoyed... bon weekend!

Elisa -- I do think that the reflections take a back seat to the action and the vivid yellow in this photo.

James -- You could probably tell me all about les vitrines de noël for 2010, but I am not going to peek for two weeks until I can get there and see them for myself.

Harriet -- Merci, and you know that I will come back armed with more photos!

Ebie said...

Genie, oh, how beautiful. I love the video, and so are the reflections in your photo.

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

So much fun! I'll take two!

Carole said...

Fascinating!

Reminds me of the vintage photos/movie clips I've seen of the holiday displays in the NY City Macy's windows.

Carole said...

After watching the clip I have to say that it looks very Disney, or Tim Burtonesque. lol

I'll definitely have to show this to my hubby.

Springman said...

And I thought the era of great display windows had come to an end. I am so relieved!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Ebie -- Merci! Not any big reflections but lots of little ones...

Greensboro -- Merci! You got it!

Carole -- So glad that you enjoyed it. I'll have more to share soon!

Springman -- I am so glad that they still decorate like this!

Halcyon said...

I love the grands magasins when they are decorated for the holidays. So lovely!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Halcyon -- Ah, yes I found the other "s" and put it on my Galeries Lafayettes post. Merci for your assistance!

Beth Niquette said...

Thank you for dropping by the Abandoned, and thank you for your comment! I love The Abandoned, and am so glad when someone comes by to browse.

I enjoyed your entry for Weekend Reflections--so sparkling and a bit of the odd about it. I mean that in the most complimentary way. These are wonderful reflections.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

One never tires of pictures of Paris a photographic city if ever there was one.

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Beth -- You have created an artistic blog around an abandoned site... just stunning. I am glad to see you here and hope that you will come back often. Oh, and I did take "a bit odd" as a compliment... merci!

Oakland -- Merci, and I agree that even her less savory areas are photogenic... ah, so much to photograph and so few hours in which to do it!