Christmas Day, Champs-Élysées, Paris. 2018

Christmas afternoon on the Champs-Élysées. Sunny and chilly.  Perfect winter day in the perfect city!

 

 

 

Random things that struck me, found on the Champs-Élysées:

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One of the most charming aspects of Christmas in Paris to me is all the hand-painted decorations on the store windows.  Some are really graphic and cool like this one:

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But more of them are really sweet and old-fashioned, like the next bunch:

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Okay, back to the fun holiday decorations and great architecture of the Champs-Élysées:

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The next set of pictures are of what is to me the most beautiful building on the Champs-Élysées.

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Other striking aspects of the Champs-Élysées:

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And, finally, I’ll close this post because this is already so long.  But, before I do, pictures of some of the cool advertising I saw in the subway on my way to the Champs-Élysées:

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Oh, and P.S.: here’s a very cool old picture of the layout of this area from the point of view of the Arc de Triomphe.  The Eiffel Tower hadn’t even been dreamed of yet!

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