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Day 87: Opulent dome

I do not belong in the world of glittering richesse such as that inhabited by the regular clienteles of Galeries Lafayette. I feel gauche (despite being on Rive Droite for a change) and it was all I can do not to wince each time I see the price tag of the lovely things they sell in this grand magasin. Clad in nondescript pair of jeans and ballerina flats without fancy designers labels on anything that I own (ok, one exception, my bag, which I technically – ahem, assumed possession – from my aunt), all it took was one look to determine that I am the interloper within the elegant establishment (the bag is hopelessly out of season).

Just look at the glass dome adorned by metal frames here – isn’t it fabulous? Inspired by the styles of Byzantine and Art Nouveau, many have come near and afar to admire this lavish dome – it is quite a landmark in its own right. Up at the terrace of the building, one may also have a cup of coffee/tea/hot chocolate while taking in the view of Paris. Decadent? Bien sûr! It’s their middle name afterall. ;)



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7 scribbles & notes

  1. Selena says:

    ahem ahem shopping is only nice when the sales are on :D
    or at the discount outlet centres :D :D (70% can give one a lot of inventive to open the purse & deploy the old credit card)
    and serious haute couture is only for ppl who have too much money, too much time, hypocritical friends and shallow lifestyles
    (at least, that’s what i tell meself when I walk past the designer shops in Mcr city centre)
    but a good cuppa can be hard to find, non?

  2. m3d says:

    wow…’complicated’ and striking dome…imagine the work that has gone into it

    no comment on shopping hehe

    • Lil says:

      considerable, i’d imagine. and hehe, no need for comment on that. you’re talking to the girl who buys the same thing in different colour so there’s no need for more time spent on shopping :p

  3. Chloé says:

    i love your play on words over gauche/droite :D

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