Friday, December 19, 2008

More from Paris

Back to Europe today. Inside the huge Printemps department store on Blvd. Haussmann in Paris, the top floor cafe sports an amazing and beautiful stained glass cupola. Built in 1923, it was believe it or not, taken apart and stored outside the city to save it from bombing during the war in 1939 and then reconstructed again in 1973. It's now considered an historical treasure. As you can see, we stopped in for a beer and a snack after a hard afternoon of gift shopping. The mirrored glass tables provide an interesting perspective on the huge dome overhead.

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