Toto, I Think We’re Not in Paris Anymore

There is a huge Christmas tree, lighted angels, and a menorah on a football field.

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We must be in a New Jersey suburb!

Next stop is Macy’s.

This is the most iconic store in the city of New York, and there are fake squirrels with swishing tails on tree trunks as Christmas decorations. And yet it makes so much sense. Everyone, most especially tourists, is regularly surprised and delighted by the city squirrels in spite of the fact that they sometimes perch on trash cans. As I was taking these pictures, a boy excitedly pointed out the furry creatures to his parents.

What could the main department store in Paris, or any other city, do as an equivalent? Maybe a line of bateaux mouches chugging up the tree under the extravagant dome in Galeries Lafayette?

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2 thoughts on “Toto, I Think We’re Not in Paris Anymore

  1. This year Le Bon Marché windows have these terrifying snowmen-gnome-creatures which pop out of fake snow and burst into song. Better than squirrels? Or worse? Hard to say.

    • I would have said that sounded cute if you didn’t use the word terrifying– I like snowmen, gnomes, and song.

      Well, the squirrels as decorations are better than pizza rats.

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