Paris Christmas Markets04:29
Ian and I decided to head to the Christmas Markets at La Defense which is business HQ as far as Paris is concerned. I'd never been there before and Ian had told me about the skyscraper buildings and modernized surroundings, such an alien land plonked in Paris.
As always, we took the metro from Bastille
As soon as we emerged from the underground depths of the metro, we saw this monster!!
How extremely un-Parisian pfft...
It's actually nice to have a break from 'typical' Paris, just like any big city, sometimes it feels like it just swallows you up and you become so engulfed that you forget to appreciate its' beauty, a break away is enough to make you open your eyes again. We stood and appreciated the beauty of this futuristic business hub.
Then we headed on into the markets. I was so excited about the cute little donkeys, but they were more interested in their food being prepared :(
Christmas songs played overhead and the wafts of glorious food meandered through the throngs of Christmas huts, drawing us in.
^^^This is cheese, the copper thing pressed on it heats it up until it's melted then its scraped off onto a sandwich ready to enjoy.
Father Christmas decided to have a little sit down and was bombarded with kids desperate to tell him their Christmas wishes
After exploring the markets, we headed into the big shopping center to admire their decorations.