Thursday, March 10, 2011

100 French Strangers - The Shop Owner


French Stranger #74

Mary, Richard and I wandered into Librairie Scaramouche from Passage Molière and Richard was right, a real treasure trove it was. Filled to the brim with vintage posters, postcards, books and movie paraphernalia.  Monsieur behind the counter gave me a rather blasé look when I snapped the first photograph,  but I wandered around and came back and this time I don't think he minded so much.  Is that just a hint of a smile???

Librairie Scaramouche
161 rue St.Martin
75003 Paris
3ème arr.

19 comments:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Difficult to tell his emotions ...

Karena said...

Sounds like a very interesting shop..I like the expresion you caught!

Karena
Art by Karena

Cezar and Léia said...

I think he was enjoying this moment! :)
Nice portrait!
Léia

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Great portrait and lighting with a touch of rouge. His mood? Uh, not so sure, but love his interesting look.
G

megi said...

Ich denke,er versucht seriös zu bleiben,aber seine Augen lachen.
Tolles Foto!!!
liebe Grüße

RJ said...

It is always difficult for me to approach a stranger for his photograph. But this is your 75th stranger! Wow!

I love it.


(...been visiting your blog for a while now, just now I decided to leave a comment. I wanted to visit France soon.)

altadenahiker said...

A smile? hmmm, not so sure about that.

Starman said...

Confronted by such a lovely lady, how could he not smile?

Doug Hickok said...

Yes, I see the hint of a smile. I love the arrangement of posters in the background too, adding to the ambiance of the setting. Wonderful image!

TheChieftess said...

Yep...I'd say he's thinkin' the photographer's pretty cute!!! ('Specially that charming southern accent of hers!)

Pamela said...

He's trying sooo hard not to smile but you got him!!!

Your comment( on my blog) had me laughing out loud last night !!!

Peter said...

A little bit the same expression as the lady on the poster in the background! :-)

Virginia said...

Peter,
Oh just wait, I have some very interesting movie posters coming up at a later time! :)

M said...

Um, a trest petit hint. Wonderful eclectic place ... must put on list ... lovely portrait!

Alexa said...

He was humoring you, I think! But I bet he'd like this portrait if you went back and gave him a copy. Do you ever do that? Tres bien fait, V!

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

Hm, he looks typically French to me so it's difficult to tell. I bet if he saw your blog though, he'd smile for you.

MadAboutParis said...

Hah...and there I am in the background witnessing your Southern Charms..."Monsieur, un petit photo svp?" I think that Peter is right - he seems to be saying "I have no choice, now do I?"

Lynne said...

I think his eyes are smiling :)

Virginia said...

Lynne,
I'd like to think so! :)