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At Santa’s House in North Pole, Alaska

Here comes Santa Claus! Do reindeers really know how to fly? Oh tannenbaum your  branches green delight us. Rocking’ around the Christmas tree. Have yourself a merry little Christmas now. Frostie is  made of snow but the children know How he came to life one day. I saw Santa kissing Mrs. Claus Underneath the mistletoe last night. How to get to North Pole, Alaska from Fairbanks Catch the green line from the Transit Center in downtown Fairbanks located between 5th and 6th Avenues on Cushman Street. Fare is $1.50 as of this writing. Seniors (over 60 years old) and children up to age 5 ride free. Bus stops in front of Santa’s house. There are cookies and treats for sale if you want to relax a bit. I got a letter from Santa for my little nephews and niece which will be mailed to them directly from North Pole on the first week of December. ***** Images by TravelswithCharie

Paris in Autumn 2018

Remember the song, I love Paris?  “I love Paris in the springtime I love Paris in the fall I love Paris in the winter when it drizzles I love Paris in the summer when it sizzles I love Paris every moment Every moment of the year.” Tour Eiffel from La Terrasse Found myself in Paris in early November with someone who has never been to Paris. How wonderful it is to see Paris from fresh eyes. I had so much to show her but since she only had 36 hours in town, it was a short and sweet visit. She wanted to see the Tour Eiffel, first and foremost, so we went up to La Terrasse at Galeries Lafayette Haussman for her first glimpse of the tower. Galeries Lafayette Haussmann And lucky for us, the much awaited Christmas tree at Galeries Lafayette was up. This year the tree is right side up. Last year's tree was candy themed and was upside down. At the Lafayette Café on the sixth floor, a window seat affords views of the Tour Eiffel and the back of the Opera Garnier. Thi

Galeries Lafayette Christmas Displays 2014

The inverted Christmas tree at Galeries Lafayette Haussmann is sensational! And the glass cupola reflects the changing light moods of the tree. You get a different perspective of the Christmas tree from the upper galleries and a great view of the golden legs that reach up to the cupola. Pink monsters dance behind display windows to the delight of the children. They flocked to see the decorated Christmas themed windows as their parents excitedly took their pictures with the monsters. I couldn't get a full view because there were so many people milling around. So I had to make do with a side view.  It's a Joyeux Noël indeed in Paris. Through January 4, 2015. *  *  * Images by TravelswithCharie