20.12.12

Champs-Elysées - modified illuminations



Last year many people expressed a disappointment about the new “ecological” Christmas illuminations on the Champs-Elysées. Obviously, it was taken into consideration, as there have been some modifications this year; on the trees, garlands have been added to the “hula-hoops”.  


Well, I think most of us appreciate this modification. Here you can compare what the illuminations looked like in 2010, before the “hula-hoops” and here what they looked like last year.

In the middle of the avenue – at the “Rond-Point”, the illuminations are quite spectacular…


… and here are some examples of facades along the avenue.



With these photos, I wish especially to thank you all for your support during this 6th year of blogging and as this – probably - will be the last post this year, to wish you all

35 comments:

French Girl in Seattle said...

What a grand finale to a splendid year, Peter! Happy Holidays to you as well! Looking forward to more photos, and thoroughly researched posts in 2013! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Dianne said...

It's gorgeous Peter ...like a fairyland .
Oh! to be in Paris at Christmas-time.


"All Things French"

Karin (an alien parisienne) said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, Peter, and many congratulations on officially being a long-term blogger! :) Thank you for this comparative and retrospective views on the lights of the Champs Elysées.

xx
Karin

Harriet said...

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year as well! Thanks for all of the many wonderful posts over the past 6 years! You do a great job!

Studio at the Farm said...

I'm glad they added more to the trees - the hula hoops just weren't Christmas. Your other photos certainly show off Paris as the City of Lights!
Peter, I have enjoyed your blog all year. I wish you and your family a very happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year!!!

Virginia said...

NON, not the last blog post Peter!!! What will we do???
Wwll your photos from the Champs are great but I fear I must say I long for the lights there that hung from the trees. These I think are too "hip" for my taste. :)
V

Thirtytwo degrees said...

Such a beautiful Christmas gift to all of us who wish we could be there to see it...Merci beaucoup!!!Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you. I truly enjoyed this finale for 2012...Hope 2013 just gets better.

Cezar and Léia said...

Awesome lights, thanks so much for this wonderful post!
Joyeux Noël!
bisous
Léia

Olivier said...

Paris la ville des lumieres, elle a jamais autant merite son nom.
Si tu ne passes plus avant 2013, alors joyeux noel et bonne annee a toi et toute ta famille

ALAIN said...

Un ver luisant n'y retrouverai pas ses petits.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Merci dear Peter for taking us on a tour of Paris illuminations - divine!
I'm hoping I'll be back there next Christmas!
Joyeux Noël
Shane ♥

claude said...

Je préfère avant les hula-hoops. Par contre les illuminations de la place sont magnifiques.
JOYEUX NOEL à toi et BONNE ANNEE 2013.
J'irais sûrement faire un tours à Paris, on se verra sûrement.
Bises

M said...

Joyeux Noël Peter!!!

Lorraine S. said...

Thank you for your beautiful blog. I adored Paris, the most beautiful city in the world, when we lived in Germany for a few years (Army). Your beautiful pictures, especially this Christmas season have cheered me during a difficult time. Best of health and God bless.

gunnerholmes said...

My brother-in-law has been forwarding me your blog for some time now. So today I finally signed up for the email version of it. We love Paris and France a lot. My brother-in-law's web site even has the word France in it.
http;//www.watercolors-ofFrance.com maybe you've seen it.

The last time we were there my wife and I did a mini-study of the Marais District, you can see some of that in a slide show on my web site:
http://gholmes.photoartnet.com/Marais/FRANCE.html

Keep up thev good work.

gunnerholmes said...

Mistake!

http://www.watercolors-of-France.com

Christine said...

thank you Peter for sharing the lights with us!
glad you are up and about again
I wish you good health and everything good for 2013
blessings of the season

Christine said...

thank you Peter for sharing the lights with us!
glad you are up and about again
I wish you good health and everything good for 2013
blessings of the season

Synne said...

What a lovely collection of Christmas photos as the last post of the year! Enjoy the holidays with your family!

Jeanne said...

How beautiful! I would love to walk in that area, but your photos and descriptions are the next best thing. Merry Christmas.

redheadwithglasses said...

Merry Christmas! Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos and writing throughout the year. The best of the New Year to you and yours!

lyliane said...

J'y suis allée le 15, c'est vraiment très beau, tes photos sont bien réussies.
Bonne année pour toi et toute ta famille bises

Jeanie said...

Merry Christmas to you, Peter. Without doubt, the highlight of our year was our trip to Europe and the highlight of Paris was our tour of Montmartre with you!

How I would love to see all these fabulous decorations. These are splendid.

I hope you enjoy the holiday with family and friends and have a safe and happy Christmas.

BLOGitse said...

Happy holidays and all the best for a new year 2013!
Sunny greetings from Málaga, España where I've been studying Spanish and now on holiday with my hubby....

Anonymous said...

Fantastico!

Que maravilla!

Mil Felicidades para ti tambien.

Maria

Nadege said...

It seems this is your last post this year. Have a very merry Christmas and a wonderful, healthy new year!

hpy said...

Kiitos samoin!

This is Belgium said...

God Jul!
anni

sonia a. mascaro said...

What a gorgeous pictures, Peter!
Paris looks really bright, color and wonderful!
Thanks for the greetings.
Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and Wonderful New Year!

Trotter said...

Hi Peter! Hope you are having a great season! Sorry for the absence, but 2012 was definitely a difficult year here in Portugal, and even worse for me...
Wish you a very Happy 2013, and enjoy Grenada in Blogtrotter Two!

PS: Definitely missing Paris...

ohma said...

Feliz Navidad y Año Nuevo 2013!!!
Besos,Peter.

villa said...

¡Que todos tus deseos se hagan realidad! ¡Feliz Año 2013!

Un abrazo desde Salamanca.

Thérèse said...

Colorful that's the least we can say! Le bleu va bien a Paris.
Excellente annee 2013 et peut-etre enfin aurons-nous l'opportunite de nous croiser...

Shionge said...

Happy New Year Peter...a beautiful scene to usher in the New Year :D Cheers to good health and happiness :D

Cergie said...

Je me souviens de la controverse de l'année dernière, il est vrai que les lumières de la ville lumière se doivent d'être à la hauteur ! Dans le journal (le Parisien) on a parlé de la tristesse de la dernière nuit de l'année comparée à d'autres capitales. Paris devrait donc encore mieux faire !