Paris will.. Always be.. Paris…

In spite… of the recent…

“Atroce.. barbare”….

“Paris… sera…

Toujours… Paris”…

Walking down our charming.. rue du Bac… in Saint-Germain-des-Prés.. which we have greatly missed.. was a delight… having been strongly advised by the police not to venture out too much.. during the time Paris was under temporary siege of terror.. and in a state of emergency…

Our much-loved “rue intime”… flanked on both sides of the “trottoir” by little boutiques and cafés… all lit up with twinkling lights on Christmas trees…

With chocolatiers.. pâtisseries… flaunting their exquisite delicacies… taunting us with temptations of deliciousness…

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Brooklyn.. Rive Gauche…

After last year’s spotlight on Japan.. in its annual cultural theme.. Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche… has yet again launched it’s effervescent rendez-vous with the autumn season.. its “Made in Brooklyn” exhibition…

Visiting my favourite “grand magasin à Paris”.. with my arm still in a sling having fractured it recently.. I was transported to the enchanting, dynamic, exciting “arrondissement de Brooklyn”.. in New York…

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Pre-Christmas… at the Grands Magasins…

Paris… is icy…

Snow is edging… its brilliant whiteness…

In our… direction…

It’s a cold cold European winter… they forecast…

Fur… (“faux”)… is a must…

Wrapped up… like…

Warm… muffins…

We head to the mega-stores… “les grands magasins”…

Le Bon Marché…

Printemps…

Galeries Lafayette…

For pre-Christmas… window-“store”-shopping…

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