Thursday, December 15, 2011

Galeries Lafayette - Noel 2011


Under the exquisite dome of Galeries Lafayette,
the large tree towers many levels above the rez de chaussée.
I was a bit disappointed to see the "Rock'n Mode" theme
and would have preferred something a bit more elegant
such as the hot pink packages and bows or the giant red balls of previous years.

I am a romantic at heart,
and rock'n the tree was not what I was wishing for.


Galeries Lafayette
Boulevard Haussmann
75009 Paris

18 comments:

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Oh dear, yes I much preferred last year's tree as well. Oh well, maybe next year.

Kristin said...

I agree with you so much, Genie! But I would really like to be there and see that tree though! Have a beautiful day! I'm glad to be back after my little blog break.

Kristin xx's

Kate said...

Yet the tree is still interesting and will appeal to many viewer, I'd bet!

SRQ said...

Agreed - odd theme. Nice to see a Christmas tree up, though.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh I hear you Genie, the colour and the words are all wrong, BUT...at least it's not hideously purple haha!

Halcyon said...

I'm with you, I don't think the "Rock n' Mode" fits well with what I think of as a French Christmas. But I guess they want to push the envelope.

Priscilla said...

Yet another non-Christmas decoration. What is wrong with Paris this year?

Malyss said...

Like you, I did not like the Galeries decorations this year; Too "rock",not Xmassy enough!

Cezar and Léia said...

I miss Paris so much! Thanks for this wonderful picture, I would love visiting this Gallery!The decoration is awesome!
Léia

Kris said...

I feel the same way. It doesn't really meet my criteria for a traditional Christmas tree. Rock'n Mode just doesn't feel right. Sigh...

Milton Ostetto said...

lindas cores, lindas palavras
abraço
Milton

Starman said...

Sometimes, even in Paris, you have to wonder at the taste level of the designers.

TheChieftess said...

Oh you're all fuddy duddy's!!! I know, because I'm one too!!!

Fun Rockin' tree...but not my cup of tea!!!

Virginia said...

I have this to say..........NON, NON, et NON!!! GL, you disappoint this year.
V

Jack said...

I know what you're saying. It is kind of interesting on its own terms, but I don't go "Ooooohhhhh" or "Aaaaaahhhhh."

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

I completely agree with you. I also prefer a more romantic, kitschy Christmas tree.

VP said...

It has been a long time since I was in Paris in December... I miss it!

Pet said...

Rock or not rock, Joyeux Noël to you too.