Thursday, December 20, 2012

Les lumières de Noël - Hôtel de Ville

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The blue Christmas lights of Hôtel de Ville
are balanced by the green BHV sign 
and its bright red banners announcing "les soldes."


Les Soldes are the twice a year sales in Paris, 
which will begin on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at 8:00am.



Hôtel de Ville et BHV
Place de l'Hôtel de Ville
75004, Paris
Métro Hôtel de Ville

18 comments:

Melissa said...

They remind me of miniature versions of the Louvre pyramids!

Polly said...

Genie, looks like you are back in Paris - I am jealous, I haven't been there during the Christmas season for too many years! Enjoy!

AJEYA RAO said...

Must be the best place to be in during this time of the year

Francesca Muir said...

How gorgeous - I MUST spend one Christmas in Paris!

Erika said...

Joyeux Noel, Gènie.
Bisou
Erika

Andy said...

This time of year we are treated to some fine light displays and this one is no exception.

s.c said...

Nice atmosphere.Perfectly captured.

M said...

What says "Christmas" more than lights and sales? Perfect capture and I love the Louvre Pyramides look!

TheChieftess said...

Lovely!!!

Kristie Franklin said...

Beautiful! Just think what Americans would do if the stores only had sales here twice a year! I shutter to think of the outrage! Ha

Starman said...

I was in Paris one July when it was so cold I needed to buy a leather jacket. I had forgotten about the soldes, so imagine my delight at finding the jacket I wanted at 50% off!

Alexa said...

Starman -- I think I was there that same July. Love how you composed this shot of the gorgeous lights, Genie.

Joe said...

Wow. How eye catching. Good luck with the "soldes" Genie. Will you be going?

Jack said...

This is a very nice and colorful photograph, Genie. All the best in the Christmas season.

Randy said...

I love blue Christmas lights.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Melissa, you are right and I had not thought about that.

Polly, I am not there yet, as this photo was taken in January of this year. It is time to go again!

Francesca, you must! It is truly magical, from the large displays to the very small scenes.

Joyeux Noël to all.

Bises,
Genie

Mary said...

I love the blue! Icy and lovely. :)

Vreni said...

This year the lights are white.