I am sure every Paris based blogger has been posting articles about the snow blanketed city of lights! Thanks to the delightful powdering by mother nature we all got to enjoy winter for once in the city-that-rarely-gets-snow.
So now, allow me to add mine to the list.
Also you can visit Le Figaro’s collection of photos of Paris under the snow, where you can see how pretty it is, and Parisians having fun, and *gasp* helping eachother!
I also enjoyed A French Frye In Paris’ post with pictures of all the snowy playfulness in Montmartre!
Paris is one of the loveliest cities, especially after a dusting of snow!
I remember my first year in Paris… fresh from New England, I was a veteran of snow-packed winters. So when that winter a few inches fell in the City of lights, I was not impressed. But I was terribly enchanted to see all of the Parisians running around in the streets like a lot of school children. I remember seeing two grown women shrieking in delight over their miniature snowman that they had improvised on the sidewalk of rue de Charonne. Those silly Parisians! I thought. Why are they so excited about a few inches? Little did I know that this was really the last snowfall I’d see here until the winter of 2009-2010. Last winter, there was an interesting type of snow-event in Paris. It snowed one day, just a few centimeters…and then promptly froze. So this white frozen layer of snow stuck around for a good week. This winter the snow is a bit more wet, but it seems to fall more often than usual. Much to my delight!
Even though it brings planes and trains to a standstill for lack of know-how and equipment to deal with a few centimeters of that white stuff…here’s some images and video of the recent snowfall in the city of love and magic and lights… which I find so delightful!
This makes me want to have hot chocolate and candycane-macarons….hmmmm, that’s a good idea, I think that’s what I’ll make for my next baking project!