Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

I roasted a pumpkin for dinner last night, but it wasn't one of these, which would have melted all over the oven.  These gorgeous faux potirons are another one of chocolatier Patrick Roger's sculptures in chocolate, in the window of his boutique on Boulevard St-Germain.  Notice the little fresh chestnut in there too?

Less appealing, and less Halloween appropriate, is this fellow in the other window.  Keeping watch over the pumpkin patch, maybe?

Not a lot of Halloween in Paris this year, at least among Parisians.  I know of several parties for ex-pats, but the Halloween fad here among the French seems to have passed.  On the other hand, what's going on with this fellow leaning out the window of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs?

Although it's been there since way before Halloween, a skeleton is always appropriate, even if in Pepto-Bismol pink, and whoever stenciled this rather lively one on the street took good advantage of the existing elements in the sidewalk.  Great sixteen-pack!

Tomorrow is the big fall holiday here, Toussaint, and lots of folks have taken off for the last week since the schools have been closed.  Toussaint is traditionally the day people go to cemeteries and care for the graves of the dead.  Not likely to be what we will do, but you never know. 

On the other hand, Candelaria, the great little Mexican bar and restaurant in the Marais, will be celebrating Dia de los Muertos with special drinks and tamales.  Now that's more likely!

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