Sugar frosted Paris and Claire de Lune

Touches of Snow

This morning we woke up not only to the highest electrical consumption level in the history of France but also to beautiful scenes of fine sugary flakes of snow covering the edges of pavements, stacks of cafe chairs left outdoors and the steps and roofs of the city’s buildings. It is a bit passé to take pictures of the snow but it was an urge I found difficult to resist. So, I swallowed my psychological complexes and paranoia about acting too much like a tourist and took a few pictures.

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Clair de Lune

Logged onto iTunes to do some classical music shopping and realised that Natalie Dessay has a new interpretation of Debussy’s Clair de Lune out. It is a gorgeus interpretation of the Suite Bergamasque! And it also gave me extra motivation to go and see the Claude Debussy museum which is in the Greater Paris region (added to to-do list!)