Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Bon mardi gras !


Did you enjoy costumes when you were kids? Happy Mardi Gras! This is a traditional toy shop in Saint-Louis neighbourhood.
Vous aimiez vous déguiser quand vous étiez petits ? Vus dans la vitrine d'un magasin de jouets traditionnels du quartier Saint-Louis.

22 comments:

Olivier said...

Mignon les costumes, je me verrais bien en corsaire ;))

Theanne said...

the reflection in the first photo is so subtle...very nice! Bon Mardi Gras indeed!

Regina K said...

Loved costumes.

Bob Crowe said...

It delights me that Europe still has many shops of this size and character. These days they exist here only in the biggest cities. The rest have been killed off by huge, characterless suburban stores.

Jack said...

Very cute. I have never lived in a place where mardi gras is important. What costume will you wear?

Scott said...

Oh my grandchildren would have a ball there.

Randy said...

These are great! Love the red trim on the window too.

SRQ said...

Looks like a nice shop. Happy Mardi Gras!

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Happy Mardi Gras! Love your costume shots.

Darryl and Ruth :)

cieldequimper said...

The sad thing is that apart from a few places, nothing happens on fat Tuesday in France anymore...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

OMG Ciel, Aimee would be all over that pirate outfit in a flash, she's obsessed with pirates!! Wonderful windows,I'm sure most people love a little dress up now and then haha!

Thérèse said...

Une vitrine qui inspire!

ALAIN said...

Je crois que c'est surtout les parents qui aiment déguiser leurs enfants. Une façon de continuer à jouer à la poupée.

Bergson said...

tu es habillée comment pour aller bosser
c'est un peu carnaval la bas aussi

joo said...

Lovely! Actually I still like costumes:)
By the way, I didn't take many photos in Putbus - it was too cold and windy:(

Lowell said...

Mardi Gras? That only happens in New Orleans! Well, maybe a few other places. Y'all take that seriously in Versailles?

Re your comment on Ocala: I was gonna say... :-)

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I like the snazzy car in the second shot!

Malyss said...

Moi, je me mettais juste un loup noir en dentelles sur les yeux, et je trouvais ça le comble du chic!

VP said...

Not really, but there are very compromising pictures of me in unbelievables attires. My mom keep them away from me because I would enjoy destrying them!

cieldequimper said...

@ Lowell: mardi gras is French for fat Tuesday... And came to New-Orleans because Louisiana was French...

@ Alain : c'est étrange comme commentaire, je crois que les déguisements existent depuis la nuit des temps et je ne suis pas sûre que les gens jouaient à la poupée avec leurs enfants...
Accessoirement, je pense humblement et à titre personnel, que cela développe vachement bien l'imaginaire des enfants...

@ VP : I imagine that depending on your age in those photos they wouldn't be THAT compromising!

Halcyon said...

I love costumes! But in North American, we only dress up for Halloween. People here don't really do carnival/mardi gras until they're adults. ;)

Loree said...

How exquisite and pretty. I really enjoyed dressing up when I was a child. Not anymore though :)