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:

  1. They remind me of miniature versions of the Louvre pyramids!

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  2. 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!

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

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  4. How gorgeous - I MUST spend one Christmas in Paris!

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  5. Joyeux Noel, Gènie.
    Bisou
    Erika

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

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  7. Nice atmosphere.Perfectly captured.

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

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  9. 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

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  10. 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!

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

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

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

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  14. 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

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  15. I love the blue! Icy and lovely. :)

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  16. This year the lights are white.

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Merci for your comments!