Wednesday, September 8, 2010

World Cup Mania......Redux


I'm sure JB will point out that I'm about two months late with these photos. He's liable to also add that his visit to Paris caused him to miss one whole day and night of the mind numbing, never ending thrilling soccer semifinals of the World Cup. One afternoon, while the big boys were sipping beverages and cursing the French team unmercifully at the café below, the little boys were having a delightful, free spirited pickup game on the plaza around the Stravinsky Fountain. Boys will be boys!



16 comments:

jb said...

Can you let me know how to do strikethrough? I've never been able to suss it

Shell Sherree said...

Hee hee!! Always grand to see kids kicking a ball around rather than glued to a piece of technology. {Says she as she is glued to a piece of technology.}

Maya said...

I love these shots V! I posted people playing soccer this week too. It IS a favorite in these parts, no?

Starman said...

The World Cup (yawn)seems like it's right there in their neighborhood to those boys.

claudine said...

Les garçons aiment tous le football en France, surtout pendant la Coupe du Monde!

Laurent said...

World cup is a bad souvenir for French people ... funny but yesterday France soccer team was playing a game for the next Euro Cup and they at lats won !!!

Daryl said...

Ah yes .. I remember it well it was the weekend I got sick on the ferry to Provincetown!

altadenahiker said...

I'm with Shell.

Though never a game I'd watch on the tube, I've gone to one World Cup final. And loved it.

Paris Paul said...

Your photo is tons more interesting and professional than most of the European teams' performance during the last world cup!

SoozNooz said...

Gorgeous photos today. I love your blog, I am about to embark on my own overseas journey and can't wait to post.
- Suzi

Alexa said...

I kinda miss the World Cup—but definitely not the vuvuzelas! At least these boys would still rather play than just sit and watch, like their elders.

黄清华 said...

Like this street photo point of view !

TheChieftess said...

Love that top shot!!! The son of friends of ours was in Barcelona when Spain won the cup!!!

Rob said...

Sadly, commercial free World Cup is only once ever 4 years. I tried watching the NFL last night - so many commercials and time outs.

Peter said...

Between soccer and your company, the choice should be easy! :-)

Virginia said...

Rob, The only thing worse than a zillion soccer games might just be NFL and of course.......BASEBAALL! :(

Starman, I agree.

JB, I used the strikethrough just to prove i could do it!

Alexa,
These boys were great fun to watch.:)

Peter,
HA ...weill I guess that's a compliment! :) How did they photos turn out that you took with your camera in the wine glass??

Claudine,
Oui, les garçons ont eu beucoup de plaisir!

Maya,
IT's catching on here but will never overtake REAL football! HA

Shell,
I agr ee.

Laurent,
Well maybe the French are in a better mood about their team now, oui?