Monday, February 21, 2011

Dépêchez-vous!!


It seems to me that the waiters in Paris work really hard. They always seem to be rushing here and there. I like the movement in this one at Le Petit Marcel, near the Centre Pompidou.

18 comments:

Jilly said...

Love the moment too. He looks stressed!

Dianne said...

He's under pressure, but moving with style -is that my croissant avec jambon et frommage?? Well caught.

Alexa said...

No, Dianne—I believe it's my steak tartare et pommes dauphinoise. This is a great shot, V! I have the utmost admiration for Paris waiters—and the fact that their job is seen as a noble profession there.

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

Great shot! I have noticed that they work very hard as well. I've also noticed that cafés tend to only employ mature adults instead of young people which is very different to here in Australia. It must be because they know how to give more professional service. Intéressant!

Éva said...

The moment shows his work before and after the shot.
Hours within a minute...

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Love the movement in this one, the decorative tiles on the right... perfect in black and white.
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M said...

I totally agree with Genie ... once I stopped admiring the speedy waiter, the tiles caught my eye ... Wonderful capture of life and I love it in B&W!

Virginia said...

Alexa and Brittany,
Good point. It made me realize that the waiters are generally more mature. Hadn't really thought about it before. They always seem to me rushing and give excellent service, not the hovering service we expect here which I sometimes find annoying. Now getting l'additon s'il vous plait can take a while! HA

Genie and M, I liked the BW too. THe color was too distracting.

Èva,
Hours within a minute. I like that!

Jilly,
I think they usually are stressed! :)

Dianne,
Non, mon omelette avec fromage et jambon! :)

MadAboutParis said...

My eye went straight to the basket of baguettes...thanks to Richard (www.eyepreferparis.com) for suggesting this resto!

altadenahiker said...

Like this! They work hard because there it's an honorable profession.

Owen said...

I hope he was running to put something delicious on your table for your lunch ! It must be exhausting work during the meal hours...

Starman said...

The reason the French waiters are more mature, is because in France you don't just drop out of high school and get a job as a waiter. It requires years of training.

Virginia said...

Mary
I'm just now spotting that big long basket of baguettes on the shelf!~!!

Starman,
Very interesting. I had no idea.

Owen,
You know it is and they work in such cramped spaces!

Virginia said...

Owen,
And not to mention they have to put up with toursists like me that wants a little bowl of peanuts and can't pronounce it in French to save my soul! HA

TheChieftess said...

Love the shot...you caught the essence of the work...

Pamela said...

I wonder if he gets good tips?
I actually feel like
I'm there looking at this
photo!!
Pamela ox

Virginia said...

Chieftess, Thanks, I agonized over the blur.

Hiker
how nice that this profession is honored and one has to train for it.

Pamela,
As you know, the service is included in France. From what my French friends tell me you just leave a few coins. I have to trust they are compensated better than the US.

EVeryone,
I love it when my posts spark conversations such as these. I learn a lot, and I'm sure my other readers do as well!

Pull Up A Chair said...

This is one of my favorites. It has a timeless quality. It could have been taken 75 years ago or yesterday. Bravo!