Saturday, November 28, 2009

Eric's birthday and Marche de Noel

Yesterday was Eric's birthday. He met me after work and we decided to stop at the Champs Elysee on the way home, where they've set up a market for Christmas, and a bunch of cool decorations like these wire ball things. I love these.
See, it's little houses set up all up and down the road, selling food or gifts like hats and handmade things.

They set up a ferris wheel at one end. I think it's probably the same one from that amusement park that was up near the Louvre this summer. It must be the city ferris wheel.

We had some hot wine. It had cinnamon in it and was very good. Eric is wearing his new scarf that his coworkers gave him for his birthday.

There are really a lot of carousels in Paris. Adults never seem to go on them, though. Just kids.
One little house was selling these great creepy animals, mostly cats doing things like reading the newspaper or wearing glasses.
Another ride for kids with a big tree in the center of the track. There were two kids on it and they were both crying. Oh well.
Salmon grilling.
Kikiriki moon bounce. The sound a French rooster makes is "cocorico," so it's a play on that I guess.
Later in the night we went out to dinner for Eric's birthday. All the streets have nice lights up now for the holidays and it's really pretty and magical.


  1. Love the cats reading with glasses

  2. Happy Birthday Eric! I have been seriously craving some spiced wine lately (it hasn't really gotten that cold in Baltimore yet so I haven't really been able to justify it), but your description of it has put me over the edge.

  3. love the wire ball things....beautiful

  4. Go for the spiced wine! I say it's appropriate anytime around Halloween or later.

  5. The wire ball things were awesome. They kind of look like something that belongs in Hampden.