Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Les Petits Patineurs


Granted this photograph is not well composed, but I think it gives a true flavor of the skating rink at the Hôtel de Ville.  The smallest were scooting all over as best the could,  holding onto the wooden walls or pushing the cute and colorful little scooters!  The city had kindly provided an area just for the little ones so they could get around without being run over by the more accomplished skaters.

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20 comments:

Malyss said...

A picture full of movement and colors! I can almost hear the laughs!

Joop Zand said...

Lovely and colorful picture Virginia.

Greetings, Joop

Dianne said...

French kids having fun ....delightful!

"All Things French"

martinealison said...

Une très belle photo où la joie est inscrite au programme.
Gros bisous

Francesca Muir said...

This is just lovely -you've captured such joy Fx

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

The photo captures the delight of the children - I almost wish I were young again! Bisous

M said...

I love all the colors and the activity in this photo!

Sketchbook Wandering said...

I love this photo, even if the composition is not the most important thing about it. Young outdoor skaters everywhere charm me, but when they have architecture such as that of Hôtel de ville behind them, well, that is gorgeous!

French Girl in Seattle said...

These temporary ice skating rinks are a great initiative by Delanoë, the mayor of Paris. i would love to see the one they set up on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower during the Holidays. Skating "sur la Tour". Imagine that! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Harriet said...

If I were to attempt this, I would need to be right here with the children, and I would need a scooter sized for adults! This photo sizzles with color and a good time!

JoeinVegas said...

They all look like they are having fun

Starman said...

Love this photo!!

Jack said...

It is colorful and lively and active and fun. Isn't that good enough?

Alexa said...

Composition? Whatever! Kudos for the capture—what fun they're all having!

Mary said...

Love! :D

Palomasea said...

And so very colorful...the capture is full of movement and joy!
Well done, dear Virginia!
xoxo,
- Irina

Joe said...

Hi V .. there is much fun, laughter and joy portrayed in this photograph. Cheers J.

c'est Jeff ici said...

I live about 150 meters from the Hôtel de Ville skating rink. For me it is a microcosm of human behavior. You have the kids having a good time, the posers doing pirouettes in the center of the rink, the teen agers and bad boys skating way too fast, the unsure hugging the rails, and the occasional dreamer just gliding peacefully around the rink enjoying the fluidity of the motion. What a great idea, this skating rink in the middle of Paris!

ALAIN said...

C'est sympa, mais peut-être pas vraiment indispensable.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gorgeous image Virginia, these youngsters are having so much fun, especially the two centre stage.