Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Je suis une oreille indiscrète



Guilty as charged, especially in Paris.


For those of you in the Birmingham area, I will be teaching From Snapshots to Photographs at Samford After Sundown in late July for five weeks.  Click HERE  for more information.

19 comments:

Shell Sherree said...

Special Agent Jones.

LA VIE EN ROSE said...

Oh Virginia, me too! It was one of my favourite pastimes. I know it's awful but I used to stare in windows of apartments to get a glimpse of the lives of the people within. Summer was great cos everyone would throw open the windows in the evening! Except, one evening I got caught!! the shame of it, looking in a window I saw a party of four, two middle aged couples enjoying a casual supper with old style French music playing on a record player. But one of the men spotted me and shouted out in French "Come in, come in! sit down and have something to eat" and then they all started laughing. I muttered 'sorry' and ran. I was SO embarrassed. Great city to be a voyeur - once you don't get caught!!

Sharon

Cezar and Léia said...

It's a wonderful shot and I like your idea for the title!Great one!
Léia

Daryl Edelstein said...

I do it all the time ...

M said...

Love this photo! I'll spy with you ;)

Herm said...

Salut tout le monde

I had to look up the word "voyeur" and the meaning I got was "spying for sexual pleasure"! Is there another french word for spying that's not so descriptive?

Herm

Starman said...

Wonder what they're discussing.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I like this, I'll keep an eye out for opportunities like this.

ALAIN said...

Je regrette de ne pas comprendre tout ce que tu dis. Le traducteur dit "guilty as charged, especially in paris" = Coupable comme facturé, particulièrement à Paris ????.

Virginia said...

Herm,
Merci, I've retitled this post with something a little tamer! :)
V

Alain,
Hmmmm, coupable de cela, surtout à Paris. Voyeur a une signification différente en français, pardon!
Voir le nouveau titre svp! :)

Virginia said...

For all my French readers, I had to use the translator for my comments to Alain, I hope you'll forgive if it wasn't just right!

Alexa said...

Alain -- Not guilty as charged (as by a shopkeeper, for example); rather guilty as charged (arreté pour un crime). Or maybe you were kidding.
Anyway, it's a great shot, V—and you're not the only one who's guilty of this particular "crime"!

Eyeliquor said...

Nice!

Kris said...

I love watching people. When in restaurants or cafe's I like to watch people's expressions and wonder what they might be saying to each other. One could almost write a story about what they thought they were discussing. HA

Vreni said...

I´m wondering what they are talking about...

Natalie said...

Great shot, guilty or not, Virginia. Hope they didn't care if someone clicked away a moment. It looks like old daddy and middle age son conversation. Don't worry, parisians seems to be used to be sort of celebrities for people with cameras. This duo haven't even notice you, they didn't mind.

Jack said...

I figure that anything I can see is fair game . . .

armiller007 said...

Excellent shot - love the framing here.

-K- said...

Intriguing.

And have fun with your upcoming class.