Sunday, December 25, 2016

Dreaming of France -- Colored LIghts

Thank you for joining this weekly meme. Grab a copy of the photo above and link back to An Accidental Blog. Share with the rest of us your passion for France. Did you read a good book set in France? See a movie? Take a photo in France? Have an adventure? Eat a fabulous meal or even just a pastry? Or if you're in France now, go ahead and lord it over the rest of us. We can take it.

I've never been in France for Christmas, but I've heard some stories, including the fact that everything is closed. In the U.S., you can usually find a gas station or grocery store open, although I try not to go to any stores on Christmas Day. And Chinese restaurants are always open on Christmas.
As we've celebrated today, with all of our children coming home to gather around the tree and open presents before a trip to Earl's sister's house for Christmas lunch, I kept imagining how different our celebration will be next year if we're living in France. I still hope our children will join us. We'll see what happens.
The closest thing I have to a Christmas picture is this colored-light reflection of stained glass.

Grace took this photo when blogging friend Linda Mathieu met her and gave her a tour of Montmartre, including Sacre Coeur. The light reflecting off the stained glass windows on these columns look like those new Christmas lights which shine on houses and rotate around in red and green. 
And here's another shot from Grace from the viewpoint of Montmartre, showing the far-away Eiffel Tower.

Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas day. Hope to see you all in the new year.

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2 comments:

Roz and John said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas day Paulita and treasured the time with your family, we spent it with very good friends, one of which has just found out he has cancer, thankfully he has been told it is treatable which is very good news, I love the picture of the stained glass reflecting on the pillar it is just a case of being in the right place at the right time to catch such things, thanks for enjoying my blog too x

Working Girl said...

One of the most wonderful Christmas traditions in Paris are the amazing department store window displays. Galleries Lafayette and Printemps--check it out if you ever happen to be there in December.

Lovely photo of the stained glass on the pillar! Right place at right time.

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