Saturday, November 3, 2012

Attente


I'm sure there are lots of scenarios that we could all come up with here.  Whatever his story, it's obvious that he was not enjoying the lovely summer afternoon at the Place des Vosges alone.  

19 comments:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Too bad having those mobile gadgets !

ALAIN said...

Il aurait du regarder sur sa droite.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

We never can be sure what someone is thinking or feeling..

Malyss said...

What we call "tuer le temps"..

Shell Sherree said...

Isn't the detail on the benches gorgeous! I like his sartorial nonchalance. Perhaps he cheered himself up before long.

Joe said...

He knew every word by heart; each intonation. Not one syllable escaped him nor did the breathlessness between the words. His wistful gaze became pensive as he hit the voicemail button yet again just to hear her voice.

Janey and Co. said...

Great shot! I knew Joe would spin a tale for us!

V...I tried to read Genie's blog. Get a response that it has been removed?

Kate said...

We could write a short story about this scene, each of us adding a line. Would be fun to try!!

Virginia said...

Kate, we could.

Joe, I'm with Janey, I knew you would come up with a great tale.

Alain, HA I thought the same thing. I loved those crossed legs!

Janey, Genie called last night and told me about her Blogger problems, I had hoped she had found it!

Cheri said...

I love this photo!

martinealison said...

Les yeux rivés sur son téléphone!... comme beaucoup maintenant dans les rues, les restaurants...
Je suis navrée pour eux, il y a tant de choses à admirer !
Votre photo dénonce parfaitement ce grand malaise.
Gros bisous

Owen said...

Seems like he was studiously ignoring that pair of crossed legs a little further on, and maybe sending a text message to his girlfriend, asking her to come join him there... then he settled back to wait for her, while enjoying the sunshine, and imagining their evening together...

JudyMac said...

This is an all-too-common scene nowdays--the toy in hand, regardless of the social situation. I hope it doesn't result, one of these days, in these toys being the primary mode of communication for all humans. I see this everywhere, and I do mean everywhere--one the street, restaurants, doctors' offices, etc., and that includes France. Very distracting, and sometimes very rude.

Gregory Urbano said...

great capture!

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

He chose a beautiful spot!

Jack said...

I dunno. It seems he is just absorbed in reading or sending a message. I have probably been found in the same position from time to time.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Virginia,
This is such a great shot. He looks very deep in thought.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Definitely making plans, or excuses!

ARA said...

He's looking down at his phone at a heartbreaking text his love has just sent him. The sounds of Paris jumble in the background and he is wondering whether he should walk up to her turn of the century mansion in the better part of Paris or just go have a glass of wine at the bar near the Eiffel Tower.
But minutes later he realizes he's never really loved her and all is good ... it is Paris after all isn't it? :D