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Galeries Lafayette Paris

Paris, November 2008

 

Allthough littlebit crowded for my taste, it was very interesting to visit Galery Lafayette in Paris. The christmas decorations are simply breathtaking as you can see.

 

About Galeries Lafayette:

 

In 1893 Théophile Bader and his cousin Alphonse Kahn opened a fashion store in a small haberdasher's shop at the corner of rue La Fayette and the Chaussée d'Antin, Paris. In 1896, the company purchased the entire building at n°1 rue La Fayette and in 1905 the buildings at n°38, 40 et 42, boulevard Haussmann and n°15 rue de la Chaussée d'Antin.

 

Théophile Bader commissioned Georges Chedanne and then his pupil Ferdinand Chanut to design the layout of the Haussmann location. A glass and steel dome, and Art Nouveau staircases were built in 1912.

 

Read more here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galeries_Lafayette

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Taken on November 22, 2008