22.12.08

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

It’s time for me to make a break again - just during the Christmas and New Year celebrations. (I guess I’m not the only one.)

I will thus wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Sincere thanks for all your support during this 2008 blogging year! Hope to meet you all again soonest in the beginning of 2009!

The top picture shows you the glass cupola of the department store Galeries Lafayette, decorated for Christmas (already seen on other blogs, but I just couldn't resist).

The below is a patchwork of photos taken at Place de la Concorde (some of which were already on Virginia's Paris blog). The Champs-Elysées are decorated for Christmas; the Ferris wheel is temporary there for Christmas; the National Assembly buidling, illuminated by a slideshow relating the European history, and the Eiffel Tower in blue, celebrate the (soon expiring) six months' French presidency of EU... The obelisk and the fountain are permanently there for our pleasure!

I wanted to show some more Christmas inspired photos. Without a tripod, it's not always easy to avoid the pictures to be blurred. This is actually the same thing, but obviously more or less blurred. I wonder if I don't prefer the one where I failed.

Here are a few more shots from some illuminated places and some department store shop windows. At last, once more....


See you soon again!

42 comments:

Starman said...

Joyeux Noël !

krystyna said...

Hi Peter!
I came from my break and you make a break.
Amazing pics Peter!

I'm going to stay here little longer.

Marry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Ruth said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Peter. See you in 2009.

Michelle said...

My favorite picture is of the Eiffel Tower in Blue. Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas. Blessings

Marie-Noyale said...

Joyeux Noel a toi aussi
et tous mes meilleurs voeux pour cette nouvelle annee 2009.
Le dernier post de l'annee est tres festif!!!
la 1ere photo est splendide!

Dans 6 jours je feterai ma 1ere année sur la Blogosphere et je suis ravie que cela m'ait permis de te rencontrer.
Je te souhaite de Bonnes vacances en famille.
A bientot.

Shionge said...

You WOWED me Peter and how exciting. I feel love & blessed when I look at all the lovely pictures.

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year 2009 to you too Peter :D

SusuPetal said...

Such colorful photos, thank you, Peter!

I wish you a joyous Christmas time and an inspirational new year!

catherine said...

De bonnes fêtes pour toi Peter ainsi qu'aux tiens.
Toutes mes amitiés.

delphinium said...

salut peter. Très belle la première photo. Plus vraiment la force de faire des longs commentaires. Je vais aussi faire une pause de blog. Et puis une pause de beaucoup de choses aussi. Cela me fera des vacances. Je t'embrasse et mange bien et bois bien durant ces quelques jours. Puisque c'est la crise, allons dans les excès. !

JM said...

All collages on your last posts are absolutely great! Love them all!
The 1st photo on this post, Galeries Lafayette, is stunning! A perfect choice for this season.
Wish you a happy Christmas and a fantastic 2009!
See you soon.

hpy said...

Les illuminations es grandes villes sont bien agréables à voir. Ici c'est plus noir que les années précédentes, il me semble que les particuliers décorent moins leurs maisons qu'avant - mais je peux me tromper, je ne sors pas beaucoup en ville le soir, si ce n'est que pour acheter un bifteck dans le magasin le plus proche. Il va falloir que j'y aille, malgré tout, je n'ai pas de plat pour faire cuire mon julskinka qui est énorme. Joyeuses fêtes à toi et aux tiens.

alice said...

Toutes ces lumières me tournent la tête que j'avais déjà à l'envers depuis cette première superbe photo...Tiens, ça me fait penser à mettre du champagne au frais...;-)
Je te souhaite un Joyeux Noël et une Belle Année. On se retrouve bientôt sur les blogs!

Mona said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR TO PETER & FAMILY!!!!

MrsDr said...

Peter
Your view of Paris will always be part of my 2008 memories. Thanks for sharing the festive photos of your city once again. I can just hear the sounds as I look.
Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you and your family.

The ballerinas - a "Perfect Study in Pink" !!!
Karen

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Peter

Splendid pictures as always!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a very happy and prosperous New Year!

Cheers

Rakesh

Tanya said...

Simply GORGEOUS photos! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Therese said...

On en prend plein la vue!
Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année Peter!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Thanks for all your visits and comments while I was away at the hospital. I don't think there were many days that I didn't think of you and all the others that I visit. I hope you have a nice holiday too.

Claudia said...

Merry Christmas, Peter! Wishing you a wonderful new year. Best greetings from Portugal :-)

marie6 said...

Wishing you all the best for Christmas and the New Year!

Bergson said...

bonnes fêtes blogueur météorite

feasting-on-pixels (terrie) said...

I just found your very beautiful blog. I formerly lived in Paris on rue Villedo and rue St-Anne over the Japanese noodle resto Higuma.

Joyeux Noël et une bonne nouvelle année…!

Matritensis said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

¡Feliz Navidad!

Chuckeroon said...

Merry Christmas to you Peter.....K. Moritz and 'roony await your return next year.

Chuckeroon said...

Merry Christmas to you Peter.....K. Moritz and 'roony await your return next year.

claude said...

Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année à toi aussi et à toute ta petite famille. A bientôt en 2009. je te fais une grosse bise.
J'ai vu Paloma.

Cuckoo said...

Peter,

Oh oh so beautiful pictures once again !! I am in your country thru them.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a very happy and prosperous New Year!

Cheers,
Cuckoo

Ash said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Peter :-)

Virginia said...

Peter,
What a grand finale of the year. How fun to see some of the photos that I watched your take. Hope you and your family have a Joyeux Noël and a Bonne Annee mon ami!
( Surely I'll find that accent mark in 2009!)
V

GMG said...

Hi Peter! Sorry for the absence, but these last weeks were a nightmare. Just dropped by to wish you a great holiday season! Merry Christmas and a Happy 2009!

PS: Can't avoid mentioning the post on the Gare de Lyon: «Le Train Bleu» is a great restaurant... ;))

Karen said...

Have a wonderful Christmas with your family. Thank you for the lovely tours of Paris.

See you soon.

Cutie said...

Merry Christmas. Wow, the decorations in Paris is definitely something I had never see. Beautiful. Hopefully in future I will get to visit the place during Christmas. Hehe...

Dusty Lens said...

Merry Christmas and a happy new Year!

HZDP said...

Hi, Peter
Merry Chirstmas!

Ming the Merciless said...

Merry Christmas, Peter.

april said...

Christmas is already over but there is still some time to wish you a very happy New Year, Peter. Paris seems to look wonderful with all those Christmas decorations, but the first picture is the best. Just phantastic.

Melissa said...

Peter,

You certainly captured the wonderful creativity of the Parisian window designers. These are a feast for the eyes. I also loved the ballerina photos of Paloma, she is a beautiful child.

Melissa

Shammickite said...

Happy times to you and your family, Peter. I am starting a new life this New Year... a life living on my own. It will be very different.

Leena said...

I wish all the best for you, really a happy new year, Peter!

Peter said...

Thanks for all your nice comments and wishes, including from some "newcomers"!

Nathalie said...

Peter your photos are just gorgeous.
C'est féérique, c'est beau, c'est magique.

Et oui, j'adore celle où tout est flou !

Désolée d'arriver en retard pour mes voeux. Je suis heureuse que tu aies passé un joyeux Noel.
Grosse bise à toi,

Nathalie

Peter said...

Nathalie:
J'ai d'autres photos ou tout est flou en réserve! :-)