Monday, 16 January 2012

Les soldes d'hiver


The winter sale started last Wednesday. On Saturday it was rather crowded, so that I bought... nothing! There is a lonely Christmas tree on Artsy Versailles today.
Les soldes d'hiver ont commencé mercredi dernier. Samedi il y avait foule, ce qui m'a fait tourner talons bredouille ! Il y a un sapin malheureux sur Artsy Versailles aujourd'hui.

23 comments:

Olivier said...

oui, c'est la guerre dans les magasins, d'ou je prefere les faire sur internet moins fatiguant. tu te mets au zooming ? tres bon

Jack said...

Your bottom photo nicely conveys the idea of a mass of people crowding into a store for the sale. I haven't figured out how you did it . . .

Robert Geiss said...

Hier auch. Übers Jahr gerechnet, gebe ich allerdings mehr für Tee als für Kleidung aus ;)
Schnäppchen und eine gute neue Woche dir.

Lowell said...

You only have two "sale" days a year, right? That makes it difficult. We have so many sales they don't mean much anymore, although I did buy a $70 sweater today for $21. Not bad.

I love your treatment of the rushing mob!

Clueless in Boston said...

Nice picture, it gives a sense of the crush of people shopping.

Randy said...

Wow, must have been a good sale. Love the first shot.

Regina K said...

I love the second shot. The rush to the best item is so present in this shot. I do not enjoy shopping in crowds.

Halcyon said...

I think the "soldes" have already passed here. I got a few bargains on Christmas decorations though. That was nice.
Hope you are getting some bargains too!

Sharon said...

Hello, Ciel! What a great scene with the colors and movement in the second shot and your sign shot is marvelous! I'm not fond of shopping in crowds either.

Sharon

Theanne said...

To much rush and bustle for me! I wouldn't have bought anything either!

ALAIN said...

Bientôt des soldes sur les croisières en méditerranée.

cieldequimper said...

@ Lowell: we have two sale periods that last several weeks (5 I think) and then we have two other sale periods that are up to each shop and in-between them, we have promotional days...

Francisca said...

I'd be outta there lickety split... no, no, no... what am I saying!?... I'd never go near the place! But then I wouldn't get such a neat crowd shot! :-)

Bergson said...

faites chauffé la carte bancaire

cieldequimper said...

@ Francisca: I didn't go in, I took the photo from outside!

Malyss said...

Même pas je m'approche des magasins, tellement cette periode m'enerve! Par contre, bel effet de mouvement dans ta deuxieme photo!

Doug Hickok said...

I like the feeling of movement in your photograph... me personally, I try to avoid crowds, especially holiday crowds, well, especially shopping in general :^)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Excellent second image Ciel, you can get the exact feel of the mad rush into the shop when it opens in the hope of getting that elusive bargain! I'm glad you didn't enter in, you would have gotten trampled in the crowds!!

Birdman said...

I'll wait longer still. Not really excited about sales. I'll buy when I need it. Hate buying summer clothes in the fall. Will they fall out of fashion?

VP said...

They are everywhere and always a good subject...

BaysideLife said...

My sisters got all the shopping genes. I hate shopping. I never shop sales--too many people and too much stuff. (Of course, then I bemoan the fact that I never get a bargain!)

Woody said...

I like the motion in the second shot, it looks insanely crowded.

I decided to go out Sunday and get a new Winter coat. It seems our unusually warm Winter has left the stores filled and no buyers. I got a nice toasty warm coat for very little money and the stores were not at all busy like your are!

joo said...

I'm coming:)