Wednesday, April 20, 2011

100 French Strangers - The Flower Shop Owner

French Stranger #75
Zinc des Fleurs  has always been one on my favorite little shops on rue Mouffetard.  This Sunday, the charming owner stepped out,  and of course I asked to take his photo!

16 comments:

jb said...

Zeroing in again, I see. And not at all old and decrepit...

Shell Sherree said...

How charming! And happy. I find it hard to imagine one could be anything other than charming and happy if one owned a flower shop in Paris.

Harriet said...

Wonderful portrait. I think you made his day!

Harriet said...

Virginia, I called and left a message for the owner telling him about his photo. Perhaps he will understand my French - I spelled out your website... Or perhaps Peter can stop in the next time he's over that way and explain.

Jose Ramon Santana Vazquez said...

...traigo
sangre
de
la
tarde
herida
en
la
mano
y
una
vela
de
mi
corazón
para
invitarte
y
darte
este
alma
que
viene
para
compartir
contigo
tu
bello
blog
con
un
ramillete
de
oro
y
claveles
dentro...


desde mis
HORAS ROTAS
Y AULA DE PAZ


COMPARTIENDO ILUSION
VIRGINIA

CON saludos de la luna al
reflejarse en el mar de la
poesía...




ESPERO SEAN DE VUESTRO AGRADO EL POST POETIZADO DE MEMORIAS DE AFRICA , CHAPLIN MONOCULO NOMBRE DE LA ROSA, ALBATROS GLADIATOR, ACEBO CUMBRES BORRASCOSAS, ENEMIGO A LAS PUERTAS, CACHORRO, FANTASMA DE LA OPERA, BLADE RUUNER ,CHOCOLATE Y CREPUSCULO 1 Y2.

José
Ramón...

Virginia said...

JB,
For all the good it did me! HA

Harriet, how nice of you!!

Shell, You would love this shop!

Milton Ostetto said...

Ahhh Paris, gosto muito de fotos do cotiano,
muito interessante, esta foto esta muito especial
abraço do Brazil
http://miltonostetto.blogspot.com
Milton

Daryl said...

He reminds me of John Lithgow

Starman said...

He looks like someone anyone would be happy to know.

Julie said...

V, you mentioned that Parc de Bagatelle looked like the parc beside peter's apartment. It did not take long to get there by Metro, but it is a fair way out. It is well on the way to La Defense, out beyond Blvd Peripherique, beyond the 16eme. It is a truly delightful area. I am trying to raise the energy to get out there again next week. Will most certainly go out there again when I return in September. Quite magical ...

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

This is a great portrait, V! I did ask permission for a few photos and all but two nodded. Now I am not counting all that I took without asking and all that Marie could get with her smaller camera without calling attention to the "snapping"

He looks delightful and someone who would love to see his photo on your blog.

Alexa said...

I admire both your gumption and your photo skills, V! This portrait is great because he's posing for you without "posing" for you.

VP said...

We always spend some time around rue Mouffetard and from now on Zinc de Fleurs will be a bit more special...

TheChieftess said...

Awww...there you go again....capturing the heart of a delightful looking gentleman!!!

Jack said...

A very nice portrait, Virginia. 100 strangers? What number is he?

Virginia said...

Jack, he's #75. I have many more that I've not posted from this trip and others. Stay tuned!

Kathy,
Oui, a delightful looking gentleman! :)
V

VP, Go by and say bonjour!

Alexa,
For southerners, I think it's not so much gumption but just being friendly. Here in B'ham it comes so naturally that I"ve decided that in Paris/France it's just as easy .........and so much FUNNNNN!