Pictures taken on a Saturday afternoon when, it seemd, half of Paris was taking a stroll

Click here to see a very short video of a gingerbread baby at the Galleries Layayette

 Métro Palais Royal  The colonnes de Ciron are being fixed up - one looks through colored panels to see  same shot - color filtered out  jardin du Palais Royal  en face du Grand Véfour  Gallerie Vivienne  Mairie du IIème  Vitrins of Printemps celebrated    Galleries Lafayette had animated teddy bears, and gingerbread men   A    The waiting line for the ride  Village de Noël  trompe l'oeil just off the Fauboug Saint Honoré   rue Faubourg Saint Honoré  Prada's temporary shop while the main one is being redone. Lamps and their shadows are both painted        Rue Saint Charles lookng north  and south