haute snow

Is there anything more enchanting than a snowfall in Paris? Perhaps the hidden civilization of Machu Picchu, the rock formations of Cappadocia or the emerald waters of Halong Bay… and let’s not forget about India… but still, having seen so much of the world, the beauty of Paris is unique. As though the city were not solemnly spectacular enough clad in it’s usual hues of gray blanketed by a sky of blue and pink. A coat of white creates an even greater feeling of serenity. Mostly due to the fact that the city almost literally shuts down. All sense of order is lost and even the trusted boulangerie might be taking a snow day. All adding to the appeal of a city that sleeps. Especially in the winter.

Before the snow turned to hail and inevitably ice, I captured a little beauty of my Haute Marais, at that perfect moment when the light was falling as I so eloquently tried not to.

The Picasso Museum looking very dignified in it’s coat of winter white.

Is this not one of the most magical streets in the world?

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19 Comments

  1. Lindsey December 9, 2010

    It IS enchanting but mostly when you get to stay indoors! I had to go out in it several times, almost fell, got pelted with a snowball, and had freezing water drip on my head. Maybe it just wasn’t my day? =) Looks like you had a better experience!

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    • Kasia December 10, 2010

      It can be scary out there in the snow (often safer looking from the inside) but SO beautiful! I almost slipped a few times, hence my Marais tour was a short one!

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  2. Susan December 9, 2010

    SO magical. Beautiful descriptives Kasia!

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    • Kasia December 10, 2010

      Thanks Susan! One day I’m sure you will have a grand view of the Paris snow…

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  3. Erica December 9, 2010

    I am so jealous. Not about the cold and slippery, but about the beauty and loveliness of Paris in the snow. Here in good old New England, it is sunny and COLD! No snow! Enjoy Paris for me ladies. xo – Erica

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    • Kasia December 10, 2010

      Glad I captured that moment for you, as the grays have now replaced the whites. Enjoy your US winter and come back in time for Spring!

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  4. Sweet Freak December 9, 2010

    Love, love, love it! (I will quit complainin’ about the cold for just a little bit to acknowledge the magic and beauty of yesterday’s snowfall.) 🙂

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    • Kasia December 10, 2010

      Has the moment passed? (It’s cold!)

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  5. Andi December 9, 2010

    Oh so romantic!!! I loooove Europe in the winter!

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    • Kasia December 10, 2010

      Romantic is an understatement 🙂

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  6. ckm December 10, 2010

    oh that last photo makes me want to book a flight STAT!
    oh wait, im employed now… wtf? 😉
    MWAH!

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    • Kasia December 10, 2010

      Oh, do tell! And you must come back to Paris in 2011!! Will continue to seduce you with photos…

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  7. camilla leila December 10, 2010

    oh, i simply cannot wait – we’ll be there in about 10 days and i am so excited to bundle up! it’s all i can think about. that and the fact that my parents are moving to aix-en-provence which means visiting often!

    my father’s in Paris right now and he had lived there for 10 years once upon a time (before he came to America) and he can’t believe how much snow there is in the city! Tres jolie!

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    • Kasia December 10, 2010

      Have a wonderful time & bundle up! The snow is gone at the moment but it may very well be back…

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  8. Cailin December 14, 2010

    Great photos!!
    Stay warm 😉

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  10. joan December 18, 2010

    There is no place more beautiful than Paris at Christmas. But, glad I am back home and out of the snow…Even with all the beautiful lights at every store and almost every block has something special to see.

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  11. Edna Nicholson December 23, 2010

    Have a wonderful time & bundle up! The snow is gone at the moment but it may very well be back…

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