Monday, November 7, 2011

Le Cigare


Pétanque at the Jardin du Luxembourg is serious business.  Here Monsieur concentrates before the throw.

22 comments:

Dianne said...

Deep in thought - mind on the job -contemplating his next strategic move. You've captured Monsieur et le cigare well Virginia.

ALAIN said...

Les boulodromes ne sont pas encore "sans tabac", mais ça viendra bientôt !

Shell Sherree said...

I don't think I'd be able to take it seriously enough to play with le monsieur. Wonderful scene, V!

Catherine Robinson said...

Full concentration...well captured, Virginia :)
Have a lovely week.
xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH YES! TRÈS IMPORTANT! TRÈS SERIEUX!!! Anita

parisbycellphone.com said...

Pétanque *everywhere* in France is serious business! Great shot, V!

Virginia said...

Alain, je ne pense pas le terrains de pétanque ne sera jamais sans tabac. :)

Malyss said...

On dirait Jean Gabin dans "le baron de l'ecluse"! :o)

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

I agree with Malyss. Very "Jean Gabin"... or he is a sailor who has lost his ship...Either way, great shot Virginia. Bonne journée. -- Veronique

Daryl said...

He looks like Rod Steiger ...

Alexa said...

I had the same thought as Daryl. (Or maybe Winston Churchill trying not to be recognized.) If the day comes when smoking is interdit sur les boulodromes , monsieur will probably just chew on an unlit cigar while he plays. Great shot, V.

-K- said...

This is a Vivian Maier shot!

Starman said...

He looks like Winston Churchill.

Janey and Co. said...

Great picture! I can almost smell that cigar!
I agree with Starman...although he also looks a bit like the Skipper on Gilligan's Island...or maybe even Geo C. Scott!...Janey

Virginia said...

I love all your comments. I think I am going to go with a French Rod Steiger, although he does look like Churchill, and after I googled, him Jean Gabin as well.

Kevin, I wish I could come close to a Maier shot! Thank you.

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

Priceless. You have a wonderful talent taking candid shots. Warm regards.

martinealison said...

Tout en concentration... Important la pétanque...
Gros bisous

Jack said...

Nice image, Virginia. I couldn't figure out what he was doing.

Cildemer said...

Great capture! Very nice choice for B&W!
Thanks for sharing;o)

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Lynette said...

There's quite a story going on here. Love it!

Margaret said...

Absolutely perfect capture... even the legs in the right hand corner.

James said...

What an interesting character. I want to see more photos of this guy. :)