Monday, August 16, 2010

Smoke Break


A very common sight in Paris. This Bofinger waiter in the Bastille, was grabbing a few quick drags. Paris has banned smoking inside but outside, it's business as usual!

13 comments:

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Oui, c'est une image très typique de la France!

"All things French" said...

Good shot Virginia! and I love how we can see the iron creases in his apron - attention to detail?
bien-sur!
~Dianne~

Shell Sherree said...

"Thank you for smoking."

Starman said...

I almost wish they hadn't banned smoking inside because now you can't sit on the terrasse and enjoy your café ou vin without being surrounded by a fog of cigarette smoke. So ist das Leben.

Starman said...

BTW, are you on Facebook or Twitter?

Genie said...

Virginia, your details are perfect. I love the colors and how Mr. Smoker stands out in his stark white.

Alexa said...

Smoking used to look like a relaxing pastime, but now that they have to go outside to sneak a cig, smokers tend to look a bit desperate (like this guy, I think). I was going to say what Genie said—the black and white really pops against this dark red wall!

Rob said...

I thought there was a total smoking ban in Paris. I'm not a smkoer, but I love this sticking it to the authorities.

Daryl said...

Just like NYC ...

Virginia said...

From what I understand Rob, it's only inside. If you sit at a sidewalk table it is permitted. Who has a gun big enough to stop the French from smoking everywhere?HA

Shell, That's hilarious!

Genie and Alexa, Oui, the colors popped. I tried it in BW but liked the color better!

Starman,
FB but I don't twit, tweet or whatever! HA

claudine said...

Beaucoup de gens fument à l'extérieur car il est vraiment interdit de fumer à l'intérieur ! Ce serveur respecte la loi !

Virginia said...

La loi est une bonne chose!!!

Henrietta said...

Smoking inside is forbidden almost everywhere in Europe but outside it's legal.No state can forbid smoking outside.