December 17, 2006

Son et lumiere – Christmas lights in Paris

Filed under: france, travel — podtourz @ 9:57 pm

Christmas lights have undergone a stylish transformation – in Paris, anyway.

No garish multicoloured displays this year. Instead the code is single-colour – wonderful streamers of blue hanging from the tops of trees, or shimmering white curtains over the road. Even more fun was one we spotted in Suresnes, fingers of electric blue poking upwards like a strange skeletal plant.

Sometimes I wonder about the French love affair with modernist style. But to a palate jaded by the tweeness and representational literalness of most of the London Christmas lights, the Paris lights came as a welcome and refreshing surprise.


1 Comment »

  1. Does anyone know where an American could buy the tiny blue lights? Damn, I will rewire them if need be.

    Comment by Gaal Shepherd — March 16, 2007 @ 4:24 pm

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