Sunday, December 7, 2008

Highly Artifical Christmas Paradise

Galerie Lafayette in her Christmas Dress.

Yesterday we went to the big department stores on Boulevard Haussmann, and I couldn't go into the Galerie Lafayette without taking a picture of the beautiful art deco dome in the main store. I forgot to bring my camera but my husband reminded me that I can take pictures with my cell phone, which I tend to forget:)

The sidewalks outside the store where full of people but inside the stores were not crowded at all. The overall impression is: thousands of primarily ephemerial luxurious products (which most people cannot afford to buy anymore) in a very artificial design paradise. The sheep are fun though:)



























16 comments:

Clevelandgirlie said...

You must KNOW which picture is my favorite. I want to run and jump head first - right into that little pile of lammies. Your cell phone made interest effect on the Christmas tree photo, at first I thought it was a picture made by you. Quite nice.

Martine said...

Thank you for a little bit of parisian Christmas.

Kim said...

Hi Andrea, this is a fun, fun post! I love the colorful aspect of the photos you have taken. I have never used my phone to take photos then download them onto my computer. Mmmm, I need to ask my children about how to do that. :) I am slow. I find the little, colorful cabinets very appealing not to mention the architecture. :)

It looks like you had a really fun weekend, though. I hope your week continues to be the same.

Hugs!

yvette said...

this is a source for your beautiful creations, I can't wait to see what you will do with it...

soulbrush said...

mmmm i know they want us to spend spend spend, but it seems to m ethat the stores are all struggling to get customers...in london there are pre-xmas sales everywhere! crazy!

Wim said...

Good quality photographs with the cel phone.

Lynn said...

What an ornate building! Love all that gold! I'd feel like a little kid in there oggling all those goodies and I'd definitely want to go home with a sheep! So cute.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Oh my Thats a lovely tree view you got. Wow factor is going and that is some fancy Mall.
You took all those photos with you cell phone camera? Thank you J-L for reminding you. :))
I LOVED the Sheepies of course. Good shot there. :))

Artist Unplugged said...

What a treat for the eyes! Beautiful to look at, I love the dome. The lamb "pile" is quite cute. My daughter informed me I could text my cell photos to my email. Now I am telling my son in college that he can do that!

Genie said...

Lovely pics and i love the sheep too!!

sukipoet said...

Oh what a glamourous Christmas tour. I esp love the little pink things on that tree. Everything glistens and sparkles so. The dome and balconies are just gorgeous. Ah, Paris.

klaproos said...

ohh my goodness andrea...
i'm hopelesly old fashioned when i see this,
i have to get me sugarmama to put me in new chlothes:-)
i like the furniture and the sheep:-)) mmmmmm
they look qute
sleep well:-))

xxx
klaproos

katie jane said...

Wow, what a beautiful mall. Of course I love the DOME!! All the colors and fashions..well, I just wish I was there.

artist Mike said...

Really liked the sheep waiting to be bought and cherished!

Gufobardo said...

thank you! thanks for the photograhy, the images, the parisianne atmosphere...good cellphone and good 'eye'!

Anonymous said...

hm funny art view

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