Monday, December 16, 2013

Galeries Lafayette - le dôme en violet



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Galeries Lafayette


The iconic art nouveau glass dome is illuminated in purple this year as it celebrates the beginning of its 101st anniversary.  The theme is thankfully child-centered at Galeries Lafayette for Christmas 2013, and there are many animated windows to delight children and adults alike.  


As you walk into the rotunda area filled with counters of perfumes, the sheer size of the dome will take your breath away.  In certain department stores they frown on photos but this shot is replicated by every visitor to Galeries Lafayette apparently with the blessing of management.





Galeries Lafayette
Boulevard Haussmann
75009, Paris
Métro Chaussée d'Antin La Fayette

23 comments:

Joe said...

Wow Genie! What feast for the eyes. If it is this magnificent in the photo I can only wonder what it is like to be there in person. Thanks for sharing.

Joe said...

Just went back and had another inspection Genie. Compliments to you on this fabulous perspective.

Nadege said...

Very impressive!

Malyss said...

Glad they let people take pictures of that part of the building! Such beauty needs to be shared!

Andy said...

Spectacular colours Genie. I call it eye candy.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Fabulous colours.....beautiful photo.....now I will imagine actually being there!

Happy Monday Genie,
Ruby

Revrunner said...

Well, knock me over! :-)

namaki said...

What a gorgeous color and perspective too !

M said...

Fantastic! Whether you take it in from the dome down or from the tree up!

Stuart said...

That's a great camera angle !

Jeanie said...

I love this place no matter what, but this one is a dazzler! How I would love to be there at Christmas and see something this lovely!

Rob-bear said...

I'm thinking of all the work that went into building that dome. Amazing. And a lovely picture, too!

Blessings and Bear hugs!

William Kendall said...

That dome is spectacular!

Francesca Muir said...

Stunning. Merry Christmas F xx

Alexa said...

Absolutely worth the crick in the neck, nest-ce pas?

karen said...

Amazingly magical. I miss Paris, so thank you for this beautiful shot.

Randy said...

Wow, that is lovely.

Jack said...

Wow! The colors absolutely explode.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Now, I feel as though you have all made the trip with me to GL. Oh, how I would love to be right there without another person, no noise at all just to take it all in.

For the record, that is the hottest store I have ever been in.

Oh, and you must not photograph the shoes as they will immediately jump to your side. My friend, M, did get a photo or two before they could stop her. She did not know.

Although I have read about the dome I am not sure I understand how the glass is infused with the royal purple light. The jewel-tone is stunning.

Thank you for all of your comments.

Bises,
Genie

Harriet said...

Beautiful photo, Genie. Thanks for sharing with us!

Carrie said...

This is absolutely amazing!

Rosemary Nardone said...

Always so gorgeous and your photo is just top notch! Merry Christmas!!

Esme said...

I thought this was their best Christmas display ever. I just loved it.