Oh GenieWhat lovely images you're giving us of Christmas time in Paris - I'm so envious - as I've no doubt mentioned before!!That would be a big tree, when you consider he may even have to get it home via the metro too...In the villages they do have big trees and decorate their houses inside and out - even the gate has a garland of greenery and a santa!!Christmas hugsShane x
Nice to see people in the Christmas Spirit.
That's funny! This is the magic of Christmas, right? Christmas trees can walk! :)
It's the REAL Christmas tree!Cool shot, I hope they were not waiting for the bus!I imagine it's complicated with the sapim!hugs Léia
Great photo! And I wished I had a crepe (french word on sidebar.)Merry Christmas!Tammy
I can't imagine lugging a Christmas tree on foot -- Such a manly man!! I love seeing the joy of Christmas. Lovely in B&W. BTW -- the word of the day is definitely making me hungry for a Nutella crepe!! Mais non -- it's not on my diet ... tant pis!
Great Picture! it looks like a Doisneau's!
Somehow it seems much more glamorous to take home your tree in Paris! XX!
For such sceneries I like christmas time!Funny to read on your sidebar that "crepe" is translated as "french" pancake..
Walking home with the tree sounds like such a chore. Loved your photo.
Your photos remind us that, at Christmastime, Paris is nothing short of magical!!!
Before I realized what I was seeing, I was thinking that person must be really cold to be bundled-up like that.
Christmas trees are always expensive in the city. I noticed it comes with its own stand, which is handy. There are so many tree farms around here that we always end up getting a way-too-big tree. But we always love it when we're done decorating! :-)
I like the tree stand! Is that standard in Paris?
Does he keep it in that block of wood once it's chez lui (cute, but how would it get watered)?M- I live in NYC, and have never carried a tree any other way but on foot! But it has always been a two-man (or woman) job.I'm loving all your "Noel a Paris" pix, Genie.
What a great capture. It looks as though he is merely taking his tree for a walk!:)Came across you through Ninny...glad to have come by. Thank you for your captivating images!
I noticed that, at least in the Paris area, trees come with a built-in stand fabricated from a log. Neat capture, the monochrome is very nice.
I just love this photograph. If the photo were in a shop I would have to have it for an annual Christmas photo for my house. The B&W gives it that perfect touch. I also like that they used an old piece of tree as a stand.
Thanks for all the comments...We saw many people toting trees of varying heights (trees and people, hehe). The method of transporting varied from "over the shoulder" technique to little carts... even saw a toddler walking while his stroller was used for the tree (posted a week ago the photos). I would have to say that I have not seen one on the Métro which makes me think that most people buy their trees close to home.The half-log stand is quite creative and probably adds to the weight while toting it home. Alexa, I do think that they keep them in the log stands for the holidays but cannot verify. Anyone?I did notice that the prices of trees vary by the area in which they are sold. Having taken many (really many) photos of the trees, I could probably direct a Parisian to a less costly purchase area, but then there would be the problem of getting it home.Cryingbear -- Wow! Merci beaucoup!
Having a tree this size makes so much sense! Love that he's able to tote it home, even tho it may be heavy. Portable and practical while still retaining the holiday spirit. We have lots to learn from one another!
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