Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Around The World

Tara Bradford
writes from the City of Light
Paris Parfait
Christmas in Philadelphia
New York

The giant tree at City Hall, Philadelphia, USA.
Το τεράστιο χριστουγεννιάτικο δέντρο του Δημαρχείου στη Φιλαδέλφεια.

Κτίρια στη Φιλαδέλφεια των ΗΠΑ. Philadelphia.
Anthropologie store in historic building, downtown Philadelphia.

Christmas tree, Rockefeller Center. Το χριστουγεννιάτικο δέντρο στο Κέντρο Ροκφέλλερ.

Ice hockey at the Wollman Rink, Central Park.
Χόκεϊ στον Πάγο στο Σέντραλ Παρκ.
The red ornaments in front of 1251 Avenue of the Americas.
Τα κόκκινα στολίδια στη Λεωφόρο Αμέρικα.

Oasis of calm near Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).
Μια όασης για ξεκούραση κοντά στο Μουσείο Μοντέρνας Τέχνης στη Νέα Υόρκη.
Taxis and giant red Christmas balls, Sixth Avenue.
Ταξί στην Έκτη Λεωφόρο, προσπερνώντας τα τεράστια κόκκινα στολίδια.

Angels blowing trumpets, Rockefeller Center.
Οι Άγγελοι με τις σάλπιγγες τους στο Κέντρο Ροκφέλλερ, Νέα Υόρκη.

Εντυπωσιακά καταστήματα και βιτρίνες στη Νέα Υόρκη.

Ice storm, Saks Fifth Avenue.
Χριστουγεννιάτικες διακοσμήσεις στην Πέμπτη Λεωφόρο.

Browsing at Tiffany's. Visiting St. Patrick's Cathedral. Rockefeller Center, both before and after the Christmas tree-lighting ceremony.

Old-style Hollywood glamour, with halter gowns.

Evening gowns and party frocks at Saks Fifth Avenue, New York.

Holiday vitrine, Paris. Εοραταστική βιτρίνα στο Παρίσι.

Jordana. Η κόρη της Τάρα.

Boulevard Hausmann, Paris.

The figure-eight mirror on the papyrus-strewn floor of a Paris department store holiday vitrine...
...reflects a tulle-wearing mannequin suspended from the ceiling.

Metro in Paris. Ο υπόγειος σιδηρόδρομος στο Παρίσι.
Sagrada de Familia towers, Barcelona, Spain.
Η εκκλησία της Αγίας Οικογένειας, Μπαρσελώνα, Ισπανία.

Barcelona, Spain. Μπαρσελώνα, Ισπανία.
My cousins Pam (left) and Jenni (right) and my daughter Jordana in July in San Francisco.
Buildings reflected in ornaments on the Christmas tree at City Hall, Philadelphia.
Προσέξτε το κτίριο που αντικατοπτρίζεται στο μεγάλο χριστουγεννιάτικο στολίδι.

Για περισσότερα, δείτε την ιστοσελίδα της δημοσιογράφου
Tara Bradford : Paris Parfait
"I can still make a differencewith the words I write,pry open some closed minds,fill ravaged hearts with hope; sing songs of possibility, right some wrongs."

from the poem "I can still..." copyright 2006, Tara Bradford
Tara Bradford is an American living la vie Parisienne since 2001. Currently she is writing a novel and working on two photography books. A former newspaper and television reporter and Middle East correspondent, Bradford is a freelance writer, poet, photographer and author of the Paris Parfait weblog. Her photographs appear in the 2008 edition of the Blue Guides book "Art/ shop/ eat Paris." Her photographs also appear in the February 2009 issue of The English Home and in Chez les filles, Paris.

In 2008, Paris Parfait has been the focus of study for two courses at universities in Georgia and Arizona. Paris Parfait has been featured in The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Albuquerque Journal, Crooks and Liars political blog, CNN.com, Univision.com, Redroom.com and Open Salon, as well as numerous other websites. Paris Parfait was featured in the Women, Power and Politics online exhibition at the International Museum of Women.

All photographs by Tara Bradford were taken with a Sony Alpha DSLR-A350, a Nikon D80 or a Konica-Minolta Dimage.

Bradford closely follows politics in the US, Europe and the Middle East and is optimistic about changes coming with the election of Barack Obama.

Bradford enjoys searching for antiques and collectibles in brocantes and flea markets of France, England and Spain. She has been known to sell the occasional treasure, for want of space in her bijoux Paris apartment (and to make room for her next discovery).
Bradford has lived in New York, San Francisco, Santa Fe, London, Paris and Amman, Jordan. She has studied Spanish in Seville, Spain.

Self-portrait April 1, 2008 Paris. Front-page banner design by Brian Rowan; photographs of Paris department store vitrine by Tara Bradford. About page masthead art by Vanessa Valencia.


Cheryl said...

Love the Christmas song and the photos are fantastic. Thanks for sharing Tara! Merry Christmas!

pusangkalye said...

Have yourself a merry little Christmas, Let your heart be light~~~

jf said...

Νάναι καλά οι ταξιδιάρηδες του κόσμου που μας πηγαίνουν παντού!
Καλά Χριστούγεννα σ' όλους!!

Maria Verivaki said...

christmas at its best here!

paris parfait said...

Thanks for the lovely kudos, Philip! Happy Christmas to you and yours. Let's hope 2009 is a better year for us all!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Oh wow, you are very creative in making post Philip, I salute you for that!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to all of you out there especially to You man and your family!

Anonymous said...

Happy Holidays Philip!

Laura in Paris said...

Hello Phivos, Oh, what a nice pot-pourri of faces and places and colors, all celebrating Christmas! And thank you for including me in the celebration.
Have a beautiful Season and bring us more travel and dream in your blog in 2009!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Cheryl. Thank you dear Cheryl for your kind comments. Merry Christmas!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

PUSANG-gala. Let all our heart and soul to be enlighted this year...

Phivos Nicolaides said...

JamanFou. Ιωάννα, να 'ναι καλά οι σύγχρονοι 'Οδυσσείς', που μας πηγαίνουν παντού! Καλά Χριστούγεννα!!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Mediterranean kiwi. Looks like that Maria!!

escape said...

it is indeed christmas everywhere. i hope that the real spirit of christmas is on the hearts of every people celebrating this season.

thanks for the inclusion of my picture there! thank you! thank you!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Paris parfait.I thank you Tara for your friendship and cooperation. Let's hope 2009 is a better year for us all, despite the coming of the economic crisis!!!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

chubskulit. Oh thank you very much. I appreciate your generous comments!

@ joops
Thank you Joops and Merry Christmas to all of you out there! I do hope that these posts especially with the kids made us feel like a big family!!!

@ misty
Happy Holidays to you!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

A World in a PAN. Laura hi, this pot-pourri of faces and places and colors, all celebrating Christmas make us to feel like a big family! Isn't it? I couldn't ignore you my dear friend Laura. Thank you for your kind wishes and all the best to you and your family.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

The donG. It is indeed happiness everywhere. I do hope with you that the real spirit of christmas is in the hearts of everybody.
Your are welcome dear friend Dong.

Lakshmi said...

Wonderful post and I loved the song..Merry Christmas to you and your readers

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Lakshmi. All the very best to you and your family. NAMASTE!

Geraldo Maia said...

Olá amigo Felipe,
Once more it is a great pleasure to thank you for puting an image of my blog on yours.
That Tree in fact was the great atraction this year, here in the city of Natal. Some people say it is the tallest in Brazil. As for me this do not matter. I consider that the season is for the spirit of avery one to be filled with the light from above.
At the opportunity my wishes of a merry Christmas to Tara Bradford
who wrote the article for your post.
From Brazil:

Fida said...

Beautiful post, Philip. And such a gread idea with allt he greetings from different parts of the world! You bring the world together. Thank you so much. Hope is what keeps as going!
I wish you a wonderful Christmas, and of course, only the best for 2009.

Anonymous said...

oh wow those pictures are amazing! i especially loved the one with giant red christmas balls and the falling ice OMG i wish i can have a white christmas. but the best photo was that on the sidebar with the sleeping cat and the big red dog. LOL. happy holidays philip, to you and your family and friends!

Oman said...

Happy Holidays to you my friend. Thanks for everything you have done for me and specially bringing my country to your blog in 2008 and here is a cheer for better 2009.

Best wishes from my islands to yours.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Geraldo Maia. Olá amigo Geraldo. Obrigado, thank you my friend for your kindness. Very nice to keep in touch with you and your wonderful blog. Wish you all the very best for Christmas and the New Year to you and your family.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Fida. Thank you Fida for your kind comment. I would add on the 'beautiful post' as you mentioned the beautiful friends I have around the world! I wish you Happy Christmas, and all the best for 2009 to you and your family.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Prinsesamusang. Tara's pictures are great! Happy holidays to you and your family and all the best for 2009!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Lawstude. Thank you too my dear friend Oman. Best wishes for a better 2009 to you and your family.