Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sunday morning - au Café


This dapper gentleman was enjoying his coffee, alone on a Sunday morning in the 12ième arrondissement...

36 comments:

RICHARD MOISAN said...

Eh oui, Genie, une vue typiquement parisienne comme on peut voir souvent dans les bistrots.
Bravo et bonne journée!

Cezar and Léia said...

Looks like a cold morning there!
I can't start my day without coffee!
Léia

Diane said...

Even the older blokes are so very stylish. x

Her highness, Samantha Vérant said...

I love these snapshots of life, really! And I wonder if crumbs got stuck in his gloves???

Dianne said...

He's just so... Dapper!! I love how they serve water with coffee in Paris.

Malyss said...

Weather seems to be cold! and he's there anyway, enjoying his little moment..You caught a pretty instant of life!

M said...

I wonder what is in the package? Love the photo -- so very French!

Virginia said...

I would join Monsieur for a cup! :) Great BW portrait!
V

My Castle in Spain said...

Love the simple chic ! ah...you make me crave for a café- croissant now... :-)
Bonne journée Genie et merci pour le commentaire !
xo
Lala

Miss Sadie said...

There is something very pleasant and relaxed about this gentleman. He's smiling, too.

Did he know you were taking his picture?

Dreamer's Click said...

Cold but relaxed at the same time and I love Cafe Au Lait...

kathrin said...

oh I love to see that, great pic, have a nice time, big hugh Kathrin

Alexa said...

Il est charmant, Genie! I agree with Malyss—and do you suppose he's there for his morning coffee no matter what the weather is like? I'd like to think so, actually.

Rob and Mandy said...

Un vrai parigot!

Loree said...

What a perfect way to spend a Sunday morning. He looks like such a charming old gentleman.

Halcyon said...

A very nice (sneaky) portrait. That's a Sunday morning pleasure!

Starman said...

Wonder what's in the bag?

chezsasha said...

Les hommes francais sont adorables!

Jack said...

We are all seeing this as a typically French scene, aren't we? I'll bet he is from Mobile and just arrived from the airport.

Randy said...

I love captured moments like this!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Richard -- Oui, et de temps en temps il y a un photographe dans les ombres comme moi!

Léia -- It was cold and I am with you on liking the coffee.

Diane -- He was quite stylish

Samantha -- If I were not such a stealth photographer, I would have hung around and checked it out.

Dianne -- Dapper, indeed, and the water glasses are always the same.

Malyss -- There were seats inside but he seemed to prefer being out on the terrasse... Merci!

Marie -- Merci, mon amie... Perhaps pastries for the rest of his family? Je ne sais pas.

Virginia -- Merci, the colors were good, but the b/w makes the portrait

Lala -- I would love one also... I guess that it is good for my health that I do not get to eat croissants every day... Merci

Miss Sadie -- He does look relaxed and no, he did not see me... I am quick with my trigger finger

Click -- That is my café of choice also... café au lait, miam-miam

kathrin -- Merci, mon amie... you are so kind

Alexa -- I think so... I love to imagine the stories of the people I photograph... He had such a kind face and I think that he was alone that morning...

Rob and Mandy -- Parigot... I wonder why I've never run into that word before, but I will be using it now... Merci!

Loree -- I really do hate to disturb a stranger when they are at a table, but would have loved to talk with him

Halcyon -- Well, now you know my style and my tricks, hehehe

Starman -- This was near a market and perhaps it was a purchase

Sasha -- Tu as raison, mon amie! Il était trobooogosse!

Jack -- Hummmm... Now that would be a disappointment. Here I am photographing un vrai parigot and would have been very sad had he been from Mobile... Had he really been from Mobile, he would not have owned a warm coat comme ça.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Randy -- I love them when I don't get caught or fussed at for being the American photographer - hah! Merci...

Sara Louise said...

He looks cold! But I do like his little hat :-)

Carol Schiff Studio said...

So charming!

Julie said...

Alone but probably not lonely. This is a terrific portrait, the better for being converted.

Kate said...

Wonderful portrait, esp in monochrome. Do you ever send photos to the subjects?

James said...

I bet he had no idea that people all over the world would be joining him thanks to your wonderful photo. :)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Sara Louise -- I wondered if he was truly French, but I did not think that he was from the US

Carol -- Charming and quite proper... Merci

Julie -- So glad that the photographer agrees with the B/W... Merci, mon amie

Kate -- I have, but many strangers do not want to talk to the American nut with a camera... Certainly there are those with whom I have forged a business relationship such as the girl in the boulangerie

James -- And I would hope that he finds this a flattering portrait

Haddock said...

Simply love that photograph in B&W

Me said...

I can smell the coffee-only in France

TheChieftess said...

Would've spewed on the computer if I'd been drinking my cafe au lait reading Jack's comment!!! Don't think he's from Mobile...the hat just doesn't speak of 'Bama!!! He is delightful, as is the photo, and yes...fab in B&W!!!

Vicki said...

He looks like the quintessential grandfather and yes, very stylish. Wouldn't he have some stories?
Vickixx

Gringo said...

Love the photo Genie - so much so that I printed it out and am taking it to my writing group - the challenge is to write 500 words on 'what is in the package'!!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Haddock -- I think that it just cried for b/w... glad that you agree. Merci

Me -- I can smell that coffee and even the bread which is what I think he has in that package... Merci

Chieftess -- Yes, you are going to have to help me keep Jack under control... I think that he is getting me back for all the "snow" comments I make to him... Glad that you like the b/w for this shot, mon amie!

Vicki -- I would have loved to sat with him and talked but I generally have better manners (unless, of course, invited - hehe)

Gringo -- You will have to tell me how this turned out... I think that he had been shopping in the nearby market and that the bag contains either bread or produce

Anonymous said...

Un petit air de JEAN GABIN.
Charlotte

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Charlotte -- Merci! Tu as raison...