Wednesday, September 15, 2010

100 French Strangers - Attention!!!


French Stranger #70

This skillful waiter at Ma Bourgogne was a stranger the first day I arrived, but after that he took very good care of me whenever I stopped by for a glass of wine or dinner.

PS ... and he never dropped the first glass!

And for my dear friends that have followed my new baby kitty, read all about how she got her cute name and see what my dear friend Shell has created. You too can buy her artwork here!

21 comments:

Anne said...

Wow...what an amazing feat and an amazing shot.

wcs said...

Great image. Love it!

randy d said...

Wow,I hope he knows how to walk on glass in the event he ever drops them babies...

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

That is skill! Well done for getting your 100 friends strangers. Will go you pass 100? Please do :)

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

Ps. you should do a summary of your top 10 favourite "strangers"

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

A professional...

Shell Sherree said...

How amazing. He does look like he's concentrating, and if there's ever a time to concentrate, this would be it! Lovely capture, V. {And the pleasure was mine... here's to you and dear Meeps.}

claudine said...

Je ne sais pas comment ce monsieur fait pour ne pas faire tomber les verres !

Alexa said...

In a word—wow! That's for his skill at balancing and yours at getting this great shot.

Daryl said...

''He never dropped the first glass'' but how about the others?

Paris Paul said...

Incredible, what a fantastic shot!

Polly said...

Great shot of a "Do not try this at home" moment!

M said...

Love it!(And so happy for you and your new baby),

TheChieftess said...

I thought I did well carrying a full tray of cocktails without spilling, when I was cocktailing in college!!!

Alex Lister said...

Brilliant shot! How he is managing that I will never know! I can barely balance 3 plates on my arm, nevermind that many glasses!

I am just back from Paris myself, I have some images up now, that I said I'd tell you about! :)

http://listerdigitalphoto.blogspot.com/

Also, regarding living in Paris, myself and my girlfriend were looking at moving to Paris (maybe for a year or two) in the near future, but flat prices for rent seem quiet pricey, are we just generally looking in the wrong areas?

Any tips/information regarding living in Paris would be great!

Alex

jennyfreckles said...

Oh, my heart would be in my mouth watching that!

Virginia said...

Actually, he did this effortlessly! And looking back at my photos from a trip in 2008, I photographed him then as well. I think most Paris waiters make it a lifelong work, unlike waiters here in the U.S., that do it as a way to make money short term. They take their work seriously. I like that.

Z said...

Wow! He is very talented!!

Jilly said...

Ken left a message on Menton DP when I recently posted a photo of a waitress with a handful of glasses. As he rightly said this guy would take a lot of beating. How incredible this is!

Gunn said...

GOSH!! :)

~Gursimran (Mattu) Sandhu Sibia~ said...

Very skillful! Lovely blog my friend :) Even i've started a picture blog a little while ago... check it out
http://anokhifocus.blogspot.com/

Best Wishes,
Gursimran