Saturday, June 18, 2011

La vie quotidienne


Probably a regular perch for people watching on a Saturday afternoon in Montmartre



Ave Junot et Rue Girardon
Montmartre


(Can you tell the season? Look at the wisteria for a hint... not at the heavy coats)

26 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a perfect capture, Genie! You do show the beauty, the interesting views of Paris and I always look forward to your posts! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Joe said...

My memory of Montmarte is hills and intrigue. Best to take advantage of a rest stop when you can.

Shell Sherree said...

It's a lovely scene, Genie, and that wisteria is so gracious.

Cezar and Léia said...

Seemed like a cool sunny day, love those!
God bless you!
Cezar

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'm not sure Genie, but I think Wisteria is a Spring flowering plant, am I right? The couple people watching seem to be dressed for the middle of Winter haha!

brattcat said...

It looks as if they both need to rest regularly during their walks. But what wonderful role models they are for the rest of us. I'm thinking April/May for the wisteria.

Kate said...

Late spring or early summer? The wisteria gives the scene a softness to it. The couple look like they need o rest; the terrain must be challenging for anyone with canes or of a certain age. Have a joyous weekend!

M said...

Aaahhhh .... April in Paris! I think I would be most content perched on the edge of the wall and watching thebpeople go by.

Virginia said...

This proves what I"ve observed. Even in the heat, the Parisians are dressed for fall or winter. What's the deal?

And this mad me chuckle. I guess Parisians enjoy people watching the tourists the same way we enjoy watching them? :)
V

Aesthetic Alterations said...

I'm pretty sure I know that house--the flowers give it away! lovely!

Amanda said...

ce n'est pas l'hiver!

Malyss said...

Old people are often cold, no matter what the season is.. I'd say
spring for the weather, and autumn for their lives..

martinealison said...

Deux moitiés inséparables... Belle photo.
Gros bisous et un grand merci pour vos gentils messages laissés à chaque fois.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Sylvia -- Merci, mon amie and enjoy your weekend also!

Joe -- I am warming to Montmartre and its intrigue as I discover little scenes like this

Shell -- Merci, mon amie... I love the wisteria also

Cezar -- It was a bit cool in the shade but not nearly as cold as the coats would have you believe

Grace -- Exactly! But I think that we see that over-dressing even in the summer

brattcat -- Paris is not a place for the handicapped and I know that these two are glad that they can keep on walking (and resting) -- It was taken mid-April

Kate -- Yes, the terrain is a challenge with the hills and uneven sidewalks... The wisteria dresses up this fence for spring through fall

Marie -- Indeed, and we did some of that plus lots of walking

Virginia -- Yes, I think so. I wonder how I would feel if there were tourists where I live snapping shots of everyday life

AA -- For someone who knows Paris as you do it might be an easy mark

Amanda -- Yes, and you can't tell that from their overcoats

Malyss -- Beautifully said, my poetic friend. Merci

martine -- Tes mots sont si doux en français... merci, mon amie.

Irredento Urbanita said...

Montmartre, the last place I visited. Since paris, I am not the same. Lovely blog.

Regards

Valery

Barcelona Daily Photo

Picturit said...

Great composition Genie but why are they wrapped up so..... Was it really that cold?

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Valery -- Since Paris... I am not the same either. Thank you for your comments... merci.

Picturit -- I think that people in France are just colder and need scarves and jackets in all seasons. No, it was not that cold and was a sunny day.

Jack said...

Wow! I actually have a friend who can use the word "quotidienne." I thought the biggest word my friends knew was "hamburger."

lvroftiques said...

How I wish I were there! Vanna

Pierre BOYER said...

J'aime beaucoup....

Pierre

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Jack -- Hahaha! Hope your weekend is going well...

Vanna -- Merci, mon amie

Starman said...

If you try to figure out the season by the way people are dressed in Paris, you will most likely go mad.

Randy said...

Excellent shot however they don't look too happy.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Just beautiful.. I love people shots.. Makes you wonder what kind of life they have lived.. This women looks very deep in thought.
Thank you for sharing..
Penny

Alexa said...

I was thinking what V said. Are all Parisians thin-blooded or something? As for people-watching, these folks were clearly watching you!

Starman said...

Alexa

No, all Parisians are not thin blooded. In winter, you will see people wearing only T-shirts. As I stated above, you'll never determine the season by what the French are wearing.