Thursday, August 5, 2010

Boules


This was my favorite find at the Grande Brocante - Quartier Saint Blaise last month in the 20eme. Since I have often enjoyed photographing the pétanque players at Luxembourg and the Palais Royal gardens, I especially loved seeing this vintage set in its nicely worn case.

Merci Claudine pour cette vidéo!!

10 comments:

MyMaracas said...

These are very beautiful, and the pattern looks familiar - I think I see where the inspiration for "the snitch" in the Harry Potter books came from.

Jilly said...

A lovely shot. Did you try lifting them, Virginia!

Julie said...

And conjuring up the weathered hands that have gripped them, and cleaned them and, finally, played them. Nicely evocative without being overdone.

Shell Sherree said...

I have a set, but it lacks this vintage character and charm. Better start using it!

Daryl said...

Lovely shot .. is it like Bocce?

claudine said...

C'est vrai que certains joueurs de pétanque jouent à Paris! Mais les vrais joueurs vivent dans le sud de la France, à Marseille!
Voici les paroles d'une chanson très connue par les Français http://www.web-provence.com/petanque.htm
et puis la chanson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKaAEpTwMc0
Une partie de pétanque, ça fait plaisir.......!!!!!

Virginia said...

Les joueurs que j'ai photographié pour les anciens! :)
Merci pour la vidéo!

Genie said...

Virginia, this is a great shot and I love the old case. I agree with MyMaracas in how it resembles the Harry Potter Quiddich balls.

Starman said...

Güten tag von Frankfurt. I probably won't be around much for a month or so. Will try to catch up later.

Alexa said...

Love what Julie said—this shot is very evocative but subtle. The boules have a wonderful patina. Merci pour le vidéo, Claudine (j'adore Brassens—ses chansons évoque la belle France pour moi).