Friday, May 26, 2006

Window shopping

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If you don’t have a lot of money in Paris – say you spent all your money just to get there, and there’s not much left for shopping – no worries! Window shopping is a very pleasurable pastime. You don't have to spend a centime.

Sometimes I get filled up just looking in shop windows or walking through markets, regardless of my interest, or lack thereof, in the products. The colors, design sense, the aesthetics of Paris can fill you to the point of saturation, even over-saturation. It’s all just so beautiful! After a while I can’t take it all in.








13 comments:

Don said...

Now those pictures say a thousand words! The granny smith topiary photo took me a few seconds to figure out. You really capture tantalizing vignettes.

Ginnie said...

Yes, indeed, Ruth! I love this kind of shopping and sometimes am amazed by what I see in the store windows of other countries. So glad you caught these different views! I'm particularly partial to the bikes. They're all over Hannover!

Ruth said...

Don, thanks. Yeah, that apple sphere was interesting in the Fauchon window. What a store that is.

Ginnie, I don't know what it is about getting outside the States to see better aesthetics, but we have a sorry lack of creativity here if you ask me.

Mei Shile said...

Very coloured. I like a lot the hats. They are so beautiful and the apple sphere at Fauchon too. I never went to this shop but would like to make a stop there one day.

rachel said...

I'll agree. The shopping experience, it seems, here in the States is a hurried affair, as is eating and just about everything else. Would you say that life is slower and savoured more voila? Do they have specific shopping hours as they do in Germany? Do they have siestas?

rachel said...

I love the way they leave some of the greenery on the fruit.

Ruth said...

I have not talked much with locals to know the answer, Rachel. I have read that meals are savored, that even during the work day, people eat lunch without continuing to work. I like that: when I eat, I eat. When I work, I work.

There seems to be a lot of running around, just like here. Of course visiting a big city anywhere will be different than my small town life (even the bigger small towns, like Lansing).

Rauf said...

I am deaf and blind to shopping Ruth, love the window displays though. I shop for my niece only in Rajasthan, no shiny shop displays there, all road side shopping very cheap and amazing things.
lovely pictures again Ruth. seeing Paris through your eyes.

Ruth said...

Thank you, Rauf. Turkish bazaars were like that: cheap and amazing. I love all that colorful cotton.

Clo said...

Hello! And thank you for sharing those, it was delightful! :O)

Ruth said...

Clo, so glad you enjoyed them! I love your photos and enjoy looking at them every day (don't always leave a comment).

Clo said...

Thanks! I have been away from my usual bloggers friends, but now, I'm trying to make kind of a circuit of my favorite blogger, so I'll try to check more regularly.

Ruth said...

Thanks, Clo. Good luck with the scavenger hunt this week!