January 22, 2013

Snow Days

We have hit the snow jackpot in Paris!  The kids were in heaven.  According to the neighbor, his wife has lived here 20 years and this was only the second time she had seen this much snow (it was maybe 2 inches).   We should have headed straight to the Tuileries or Luxembourg Gardens but the kids just wanted to go out to our courtyard, and honestly, that was much less work for us, so the courtyard it was!  We went to the neighborhood park as well, and I think every Parisian kid was there.  We've never seen so many people in our building and neighborhood. 
Paris isn't prepared for the snow though.  Buses were shut down and I didn't see one snow shovel.  A few brooms and a bit of sand was put down here and there, but we just had to wait for it to melt a day and a half later. 

And a few location shots.  My photos (and my lack of photo skills) do not do Paris justice.  It really is the City of Light and always seems to glow.  The last photo is a 360 of the plaza we are near often.  We emerge from the subway and I smile each time I see it.  Two churches stand across from one another.  One still has large Christmas trees decorated.  A small carousel is lit up, the restaurant glows red, and the streets are strung with overhead lights.  It is just stunning.  This is the Paris you imagine.

1 comment:

Regine Karpel said...

Thank you for sharing these great photos!