|Noël Éternel store front 2011|
|Noël Éternel window display 2011|
A few years back I was lucky enough to be back in my old hometown to celebrate a birthday. It was a great, great birthday, I must say. And because it was somewhat close to December the town was done up for the holiday.
One day I took myself down to the old port and wandered endlessly till late evening. On the way back to my hotel I stopped at Notre Dame to light a candle (in memory of my Mom). Upon my exit I stumbled on to this shop just across the street, Noël Éternel.
Now, I well remember how, as a kid, there would be a night I'd be taken downtown and hoisted up in front of a department store's window to gape in amazement at an array of mechanized toys whirling round and round in some fantastic diorama. Well, this discovery was a little like that!