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:
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:
But more of them are really sweet and old-fashioned, like the next bunch:
Okay, back to the fun holiday decorations and great architecture of the Champs-Élysées:
The next set of pictures are of what is to me the most beautiful building on the Champs-Élysées.
Other striking aspects of the Champs-Élysées:
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:
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!