Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Les Grands Magasins

The famous La Fayette Galeries in Paris, attracted me like a magnet because of the Art Nouveau Dome, constructed in 1912. An admirer of this style, I am looking for it everywhere I go. In Paris, it mingled with the enchanting Christmas atmosphere, created by the huge fir tree and the traditional decorations. Not far away is another famous store: Printemps. Isn't it tempting a visit to Paris?

Celebrele Galerii La Fayette din Paris, care ocupa trei cladiri in spatele Operei Garnier, pe Bv. Haussmann, au fost inaugurate in 1893 si au devenit foarte repede visul oricarei femei iubitoare de moda si shopping, calitate pe care si-o mentin si astazi.

Pe mine m-au atras aici domul si scarile construite in 1912, in stil Art Nouveau precum si minunata atmosfera de Craciun, intretinuta de decorarea speciala a spatiului. Bradul urias, frumos impodobit, care se inalta semet spre superba cupola colorata, sustinea aceasta atmosfera. In timp ce in raioanele de la parter clientele se buluceau la posete sau pantofi, faceam o fotografie dupa alta, dorind sa iau cu mine, acasa, cat mai mult din ceea ce vedeam.

Nu am facut nici un secret din pasiunea mea pentru Art Nouveau, pe care il caut pretutindeni unde stiu ca il pot gasi. La La Fayette asteptarile mi-au fost pe deplin rasplatite. Poate eu sunt subiectiva dar daca am avut sau nu dreptate sa ma entuziasmez, va las sa apreciati singuri.
La Fayette nu este insa singurul magazin renumit din zona, a carui cladire este Art Nouveau. Doar putin mai incolo este la fel de cunoscutul Printemps, inaugurat in 1866.

Ce ziceti, va tenteaza sa dati o fuga la Paris?













12 comments:

VertAnge said...

As pleca maine daca s-ar putea :)

Traveling Hawk said...

HA, ha, te cred!

CIMPOACA LAURENTIU said...

frumos oras,frumoase poze...si eu as pleca...:) la pozat bineinteles

Traveling Hawk said...

Ma bucur ca iti place. Poate mai revii :)

Rizalenio said...

This is really grand. Amazing architecture and styling. Awesome photos.

Traveling Hawk said...

Thank you, Rizalenio, for your appreciation.

VP said...

I always spend a lot of time there, taking pictures mostly. You got some excellent details of this wonderful store.

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks, VP! I love Jugendstil.

Life Ramblings said...

your photos are gorgeous. I love Paris, it's such a romantic city. thanks for stopping by. hope to see you more often. have a good day.

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

Wonderful, I saw this Christmas tree and glass roof in 2005 in La Fayette. A work colleague has just come back from there and she is inspiring me to go on the Eurostar next time.

Traveling Hawk said...

No problem, Life Ramblings, I'll come again :)

Traveling Hawk said...

Lucky you, J_on_tour, you have the Eurostar. For me is a little bit more difficult :)