Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Paris Portrait -- Jeune Garçon


During the very cold days in early December, I got a shot of this handsome young fellow with hands and cheeks red from the frigid air.

You might be interested to know that there is a story to this one and I will show you tomorrow. I am such a tease!

Square Trousseau
Métro Ledru Rollin


(Is there a better title than "jeune garçon"?)

31 comments:

martinealison said...

Très mignon et heureux cet enfant... Il a peut-être les mains froides mais il ne les sent pas, il est bien couvert et semble trop s'amuser...
Il a son doudou!
Bisous

Bibi said...

J'ai eu la meme reaction que Martine Alison....des mains froides, mais alors je me souviens quand on voyait tres souvent des garcons en culottes courtes dans la rue en hiver! Beau portrait. J'attends la fin de l'histoire....

Suzi said...

OhI like a little intrigue

RICHARD MOISAN said...

Magnifique photo que tu as bien su saisir. Tout est réussi: le sujet, la netteté, la couleur. Bravo, Genie!

Cezar and Léia said...

Cute portrait, he looks so happy!
A beautiful moment there!
Léia

Malyss said...

"the red hands" or "A sunny smile" could be an other title! :) I'm wondering if he's looking at a spectale de marionettes... suspense is killing me! :)

biebkriebels said...

It is a lovely portrait, very nice captured!

Coco Coterie said...

A sweet photo of un petit garcon, indeed. Have a lovely day ~ xox Alexandra

M said...

"Cold hands, warm heart" -- What a lovely portrait! His smile is precious and you can tell that he is having such fun that he doesn't feel the cold. Can't wait for the rest of the story! Bises, M

Carol Schiff Studio said...

You are a tease, cannot wait to hear/see the story!

Virginia said...

Très mignon would be mine to as my French is so limited!HA HE's adorable. Can't wait!
V

Rob said...

He is happy in the winter weather despite the cold snow on his hands.

Harriet said...

Il est adorable! Can't wait to hear the "rest of the story...."

Lucy the Cat said...

I just love this. I've really only been to Paris in the winter (and tail end of fall). I just love how the parents take their kids out to play in the gardens even though it's so cold out. It's so wonderful to watch.

Starman said...

Is that a huge snowball in his arms?

suzanneberry said...

i've been away from my computer for a few days and it's evident i missed so many incredible images! i want to paint every one, they are all just so amazing genie!

Alexa said...

Nice catch, Genie! Which looks like what he's about to do—but I guess I'll have to wait to find out.

Gringo said...

Hi Genie, thanks for your comments on my blog. I quote an email I received a few moments ago from NZ. 'Friends and family all accounted for, Christchurch will never look the same again.'
Thanks for asking....

Andy said...

Genie... portrait photos are few and far between on your blog. It was worth the wait for this one. I always like to see kids having a good time. His hands and cheeks might look cold but kids don't feel it the same as adults. Keep on clicking.

Loree said...

What a cute little boy. So adorable.

Birdman said...

Can't wait for the 'rest of the story'.

TheChieftess said...

Sweet!!!

Isabel said...

Beautiful photos on your blog; thank you for sharing them!
I'll be following your work and your city from today!

Randy said...

What a happy photo!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Martine -- Ah, mais son doudou est une boule de neige...

Bibi -- Ah, oui, ce garçon est bien couvert en pantalons...

Suzi -- Stay tuned for the story tomorrow

Richard -- Merci, mon ami... j'aime bien tes commentaires...

Léia -- Merci! There was much laughter!

Malyss -- Oh, once you figure that it is a snowball it is easier to guess!

biebdriebels -- Merci... He was oblivious to my camera

Coco -- Merci, mon amie!

Marie -- He was definitely the "star" of this scene

Carol -- Yes, I am definitely a tease! See you tomorrow, my friend

Virginia -- Très mignon indeed!

Rob -- I think that the wet snow had frozen his hands...

Harriet -- Adorable and full of mischief...

Lucy -- For some reason children seem not to mind the cold. It probably has to do with all the running around...

Starman -- Yep, just about the biggest I've ever seen!

Suzanne -- Merci, mon amie artiste

Alexa -- I think that you are close to figuring this out!

Gringo -- Merci, and glad to hear that your friends and family are safe, my friend

Andy -- Glad that you like this cute kid... merci!

Loree, Bird, Chieftess, Randy -- Stay tuned for tomorrow's story... news at 10pm (jk)

Isabel -- Thank you and so glad that you like my view of Paris... welcome!

Kate said...

This young man does indeed look happy and a bit mischievous as well. Is he holding snow that he plans to use to pelt you??

Had to laugh at Jack's comment about my comments re. trousers with a "full break" which he wears. I told him that he probably would look divine in them! Aren't these blogs wonderful when we get to know "strangers" so well?!

Reading a new book, "Paris Was Ours" ed by Penelope Rowlands which you might enjoy, if you haven't read it already.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Kate -- Yes, what friends we make here across the world! I have not read that book but will check into it... merci!

Jack said...

Kate is right. I do look divine in my pants with a full break in them.

You captured a cute lad. I am on tenterhooks, wondering what we will see tomorrow. Tease!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Jack -- Merci... tenterhooks? Now, who is the tease!

JM said...

What a very cute portrait, Genie!

classic • casual • home said...

This is about the age of my son when we lived there. He loves Paris and especially L'Entrecote and Leon's (for moules) and he has a favorite crepe stand in Place St. Augustin. He's 18 years old now.
Mary Ann