Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Printemps - Noël



Printemps
 Noël, Rêves d'Evasion

Last year Vreni (of Vienna Daily Photo) and I spent an evening early in the Christmas season
snapping every window on Boulevard Haussmann.

This is one of my favorites.

She will be there soon,
 and I will miss being there with her to see
 and photograph the beautiful windows.



Printemps
64, boulevard Haussmann
75009 Paris

21 comments:

Mary said...

Oh my goodness! How sparkling and exquisite. :) I adore the white lion. The King of Beasts indeed. Superb photograph, Genie.

WeekendAbstrait said...

tout comme toi Genie, j'adore les vitrines de Noël à Paris en particulier, car depuis que je n'y habite plus je viens toujours les admirer par curiosité et plaisir !!!

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

First of all, that's a very interesting photograph, and a good photographic idea. Sadly these scenes do not exist in Malaysia, where one can just walk around town past shop windows. Everything is in malls over here!
Duncan In Kuantan

Vreni said...

Great photo, great memories!! I´m very much looking forward to this year´s Christmas windows (In Vienna they are sooo disappointing)! Merci for your nice e-mail!

This is Belgium said...

what a great mixture of glass, lights, sparkles and scary face !
wish I could go visit Paris soon but family illness might bring me to AL instead.
not easy to get in the xmas spirit when family or friends or not doing well...

M said...

This transports you into a fantasy world ... Like looking into Narnia. Lovely!

Janey and Co. said...

A whole lot of sparkle! Love it!

Bibi said...

Oh! The Narnia lion undoubtedly, but a bit scary!

Sylvia K said...

How beautiful!! I love the lion and all the sparkle, too! Great holiday capture, Genie!! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!

Hugs
Sylvia

Virginia said...

Printemps windows are so over the top fabulous it's hard to capture it all. I love this one!
V

Melissa said...

Wow, they really know how to decorate a window! How beautiful!

Starman said...

This window is a tad busy, n'est-ce pas?

James said...

Simplement magnifique!

Alexa said...

This is beautiful, Genie! Paris window dressers are masters of too much that somehow isn't too much. How do they do that?

Loree said...

What a beautiful shop window.

Kristie Franklin said...

WOW! I would love to meet the people who dream up these over the top displays! This one is really grand! :)

Randy said...

I think it's a little much.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

This window is simply decadent and I can almost point out this designer's windows from year to year. I will show you another from a prior year before Christmas and I think that you will agree.

M, I thought of Narnia too. Although many of the windows are animated and have music, the elegance of this one captures the observer with its many layers of opulence.

anni, I am sending you an email.

Vreni, I hope that you will not miss a single window while you are there and can tell me all about each one.

Alexa, I love how they just have all the china, crystal and silver piled up. Too much without being too much, bien sûr.

Bises,
Genie

Joe said...

This is so beautiful. Thank you for bringing it to us.

Sara Louise said...

It's so elegant and fairy tale like! I have to get to Paris some Xmas time :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Yes I thought of Narnia and the Snow Queen also Genie, a very elegant window, just what you would expect in Paris oui.