Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Paris: Day 2

Day 2 in Paris was exhausting but fantastic: sunny and not too cold -who could ask for more in December. After a walk last night in the charming mist, I slept for about 12 hours.Seriously. As it's Monday, many places were closed and I spent the day visiting old haunts; the Rue St Honore and the Palais Royale on my way into the 17th for dinner at Le Relais de Venise. I highly recommend it for dinner but arrive early and be prepared to wait in line. They also have a restaurant in NYC at 590 Lexington Avenue.The 17th was filled with lovely apartments, an unusual one being the oddly angled building above; more surface area for french doors I suppose.Also along the way were such treats as the Arc de Triomphe
And lots of luxurious shopping. The windows of Christofle really took my breathe away - clouds holding their goods above the rooftops of Paris, so clever!The Egyptian styled monument outside of the Theatre du Chatelet was magnificent, but really, who doesn't love a sphinx or four!


Karena said...

Stefan I adore the nighttime images!Gorgeous!

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Paisley Curtain said...

I envy you Stefan :) Please say hello to Paris on my behalf. There is no place like Paris on this planet earth. Enjoy your stay and keep posting beautiful pictures.
Best wishes

Anonymous said...

You MUST go to the Musee Nissim de Camondo http://www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/english-439/nissim-de-camondo-742/
t is one of the most achingly lovely - and because of the back story - one of the saddest museums in Paris. It is located near the Parc Monceau, which is also lovely.

Reggie Darling said...

Delightful post. Paris is the best lit city at night that I know of, as you show in a number of pictures here. I love it there this time of year, and find the decorations a wonderful alternative to what we find here in the States. I've never seen so many flocked trees as I did in Paris at Christmas-time!

columnist said...

I love Paris, and your picture of Notre Dame, and the blue-lit Christmas tree is excellent.

I'm not so keen on France at the moment, however, for obvious reasons, but perhaps M. Sarkozy's posturing will come back and bite him in the derriere.