Monday, January 5, 2009

Cold Front brings nippy temperatures and Snow!

Finally, it really feels like winter!
It comes after the holidays, but Parisians and tourists are enjoying the snow which has fallen for most of the day. It really is a nice change of pace and brightens up the city.
Walking up rue Lepic in the Montmartre district today proved rather tricky and yet fun. I watched as locals and small tour groups representing many areas of the world tried to navigate slippery sidewalks and slush puddles and all the while carrying that Parisian staple....the umbrella.
Under heated lamps, sidewalk cafe's were at capacity, the crowds burying their noses in a chocolate viennoise or un creme and even some couldn't resist un kir royale, even though it was just 12:oo.
Fashionistas, never mindful of the weather, sported knee high come hither boots and mile long scrarfs( another french staple) while the young flirted with throwing freshly packed and dense snowballs at strangers and at the old, who wheel their carts with today's fresh ingredients from the local markets.
Although it's rare, here's hoping for more of the wintry white wonderland. Now go cuddle up with a loved one and enjoy un chocolate chaud.

1 comment:

  1. Well, I have to say, I am very jealous. The snow here in Mass. has mostly melted! Looking forward to seeing you in the Parisian winter wonderland soon!


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