Taken at Bures sur Yvette, Paris, France
In Greek mythology, Athena is the goddess of wisdom, war, strategy, industry, justice and skill. Athena is also a shrewd companion of heroes and the goddess of heroic endeavour. She is the virgin patron of Athens. The Athenians built the Parthenon, on the Acropolis of her namesake city, Athens, in her honour.
Taken at Orsay Museum.
“There’s more, much more, to Christmas than candlelight and cheer; It’s the spirit of sweet friendship That brightens all year. It’s thoughtfulness and kindness, It’s hope reborn again, For peace, for understanding, And for goodwill to men!”
Merry Christmas to all!!
Christmas or Noel is such a beautiful time of year in Paris – the lights on the boulevards, the beautiful windows and displays in the stores, the hope of snow, the happy faces in the streets. Walk down the Champs Elysées any evening around Christmas time and marvel at the gorgeous lighting displays along this avenue, truly delightful and which will definitely get you in the Christmas mood!
The Eiffel Tower at Noel.
I took this photo in the botanical garden of Paris. I found the situation very endearing somehow.
What is so good about fantasy and fairy tales? Why does reema love them so much- so much so that she as a child she could make up stories of fairies and princesses that ran for hours… I guess she can do it even now.
I guess it is HOPE. They are tales of hope, through all the struggle and injustice, amid the quests and perils, at the end of the sometimes happy and sometimes dubiously happy finale, hope prevails.
This photo is the window of the Disney Store at Champs Elysées, Paris. I loved the colors!
They exist right in the middle of us, most of the time invisible, and are known by different names in different countries and times. People who carry all their precious few belongings in a plastic bag or a trolley, and seen sitting at the corner down the street, even the street that has shops that sell shoes just like mine (really!) for 500 Euros. At present in France they are called SDF (sans domicile fixe), and exist in numbers more than a million in France itself. But for me, this photo taken right in front of Notre Dame Cathedral in the heart of Paris isn’t about homelessness. It is about loneliness.