17.12.10

A different type of Christmas decoration

When this is published, I should normally (weather permitting) be in Sweden for a couple of days and will be absent from blogging for a little while, but I plan to be back before Christmas.

In the meantime, some pictures from a supposed ecological Christmas decoration. Christmas trees and some other decorations have been created with the help of used plastic bottles and the use of low consuming light is also part of the idea. These decorations can, as last year, be found around Place André Malraux and the neighbour street Rue Richelieu, including in the shop windows.




The lights on the fountain gave some nice colours to the frozen water.
I wish you a nice weekend! 

36 comments:

Mystica said...

I think I'll wait for some beautiful photos from Sweden!
A happy holiday break for you I hope.

caterpillar said...

Have a good time in Sweden...Didn't know plastic bottles could be used to make Christmas trees...quite creative...

Jane said...

loved plastic bottles .....very interesting

lakeviewer said...

C'est magnifique!

Virginia said...

Peter,
It seems all of you there have chosen this fun tree. I passed it right by last Jan. but perhaps need to try it this visit so I can be in the loop! :)

Safe travels to Sweden.
V

V Rakesh said...

Different indeed! Do have a good trip and a great weekend!

alice said...

J'espère que tu pourras prendre ton avion sans encombre. Bon voyage et joyeux Nono avec un peu d'avance!

claude said...

Que Paris doit être beau avec toutes ces décos de Noël. Elles ne sont sûrement pas les même que celles de mon enfance dont je ne souvens parfaitement.
Bon décollage et à + !

SusuPetal said...

Wonderful colors lighten my day.

Ha en trevlig veckoslut, Peter, om du har tid så kom på besök till min photo gallery. Där finns många foton från Helsingfors.

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

really colorfull and nice

Cergie said...

Pourquoi est ce que je pense à des Gummi Bearchen ?
J'espère qu'ils sont sans colorant (conformément à la législation)...

Leena said...

Happy relaxing Christmas time to you Peter and rewarding new year 2011!
You have got a taste of snow already in Paris but Sweden has a real winter, enjoy!

Ruth said...

That is fascinating and green. :)

Enjoy your time in Sweden, and safe travels. Merry Christmas!

Thérèse said...

Du plus joli effet!
Enjoy your Christmas time in Sweden and in Paris.

Cezar and Léia said...

So creative!
And I loved these colours!
Léia

hpy said...

Il parait qu'il y a beaucoup de neige en Suède.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

How wonderful it is today to see your photos and know that Holly and I were right there with you, all of us snapping like we were the paparrazzi!

Safe travels, Peter!
Genie

The Sabbatical Chef said...

Joyeux Noël!!

Baglady said...

I love the trees and the light on the water. Beautiful.

Joyeaux Noel Peter!

Starman said...

Apparently, everyone is showing these bottles. I appreciate the intent, but they are just ugly. Have a safe trip.

Vagabonde said...

J’aimerais bien voir cela, ça a l’air beau.

Holly said...

Your photos are so beautiful. These decorations are so neat. I dream of going to Paris one day and your blog gives me so much inspiration.

joanny said...

Peter

the first photo is perfect lighting and composition stunning really, a pity for the graffiti though..

the last grouping of frozen colored water is superb.

safe journey to you and your family,

joanny

Trotter said...

Amazing! Beware; don't freeze... ;)

PS: I thought you were interested in the Winter Palace... ;)

sonia a. mascaro said...

Hi Peter,
Amazing colors and very creative the ecological Christmas decoration!
Enjoy your time in Sweden!
A Very Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas said...

amazing pics of decoration...and Merry Christmas

elfine said...

Bonsoir Peter,
Les photos et leur éclairage sont très beaux, mais je suis de l’avis de Starman je trouve ces arbres de Noël très laids ; il en « poussent » malheureusement un peu partout maintenant en France, je regrette les sapins de la forêt, leur verdure et leur bonne odeur.
Bon séjour en Suède, (SVP rapporté nous une photo d’un arbre aux branches chargées de neige, merci d’avance).

Trotter said...

Hi Peter! Did you manage to fly to Stockholm?

Blogtrotter Two is moving south on the Nile: water, greenery, desert and lots of sun... ;))
Enjoy and have a great week!

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

amazing colors in everyday objects.

Rhi said...

I love your eye for detail and the beauty you portray with your photos. Hope you have a wonderful time in Sweden!

Linda C. said...

Thank you so much Peter.

Have a wonderful Christmas.

Olivier said...

les lumieres sont magnifiques

Bettina said...

WOW great photos.
The bottle decorations actually are very nice, fun idea.

catherine said...

Rigolote cette déco ! bon ça fait un peu kitch mais pourquoi pas ?
Joyeux Noel Peter !

Simony said...

I loved the colorful water, it looks like jell-o!

Lorrene said...

Your photo's are fantastc. I shall return.