Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Bassin de la Villette -- le dimanche



A beautiful weekend afternoon brings all ages to the parks, to the gardens, to the banks of the waterways of Paris. Bassin de la Villette is no exception and this papa was kind enough to smile for me.


Who dressed that baby?



Bassin de la Villette
Quai de la Loire
19ième arr.

35 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what a great capture, Genie! I love it! And such a beautiful smile! Thanks for sharing! Enjoy, mon ami!

Sylvia

Peter said...

The smile of a proud dad towards a nice lady! ... and the baby boy doesn't seem to be ashamed of his surprising "hat"! :-)

Malyss said...

Even the baby is smiling! It's so good to see pictures where people smile..

This is Belgium said...

I always wonder when I see a picture (as you know ;-) ) who is who and what the real story is.... This time I wonder whether the handsome man smiling at you is the dad.. For some reason I think he is just holding the baby for a moment ... polka dots, yellow towel, special wonderful hat. result : great photo

and, as far as the picture on This is Belgium is concerned... you are absolutely right.. I know the person.

dive said...

Hot damn, that is one handsome man! The baby has a great smile too, but then if I were dressed like that I'd be giggling just as much.

Cezar and Léia said...

LOL good question Genie! A different hat for the baby!
Adorable moment there, thanks for sharing!
Léia

martinealison said...

La photo du bonheur...
Gros bisous.

Gringo said...

Lovely picture Genie, radiating lots of warmth and happiness...

biebkriebels said...

A lovely happy photo, everybody is laughing and having fun. I would also laugh wearing such a hat.

Suzi said...

This is a lovely shot genie, I often see people who I want to photograph I feel a little nervous sometimes and don't want to offend, how lovely you had such a willing subject,

I love the banks of the seine and have fond memories.

Thank you also for the reccomendation for vinera San telmo. It was beautiful food and lovely service. I might even go back for my last night in Seville.

I am looking forward to being able to finally share my travels
X

Rob-bear said...

Great shot, Genie. Who dressed the kid? Does it matter? Cute looking kid.

Pierre BOYER said...

Belle image....

Pierre

Birdman said...

Regardless, it looks like they are having some fun.

Starman said...

I like the kid's outfit and I love that European dads are very much available for their children.

Dianne said...

Papa and Bebe are just gorgeous - who-ever said the French don't smile??

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That is one happy group of picnickers, oo!la!la! what a handsome man smiling at you there Genie and such a cute baby. Gorgeous photo.

Halcyon said...

Even the babies in France are chic! :)

Montreal Photo Daily said...

No words needed Genie. It's priceless. What a wonderful capture of this great smile. Thanks for brightening up my day.
Have a smiley day yourself.

Marie-Noyale said...

You are never too protected from the sun!!!

Mikko Tyllinen said...

hahaha! awesome shot Genie! Wonderful light create such a lovely mood! oh abd that baby are so adorable, realy who does dressed that baby!? :))

Melissa B. said...

What a Superior Snap! Love the colors, love the light, love the composition. Even love the baby's hat!!

suzanneberry said...

another perfect moment captured in time! really, nice outfit! couture for kids perhaps? thanks for the good wishes my friend!

Virginia said...

I suspect Papa dressed his wee one that day! :)
Great s hot.
V

orvokki said...

Lovely photo, wonderfull smile, lovely moment (two man and a baby). Baby has an interesant (and funny) hat :D Cute.
Hugs.

Ninny said...

Yes, he's the dad. He's very relaxed holding that little baby who can't be older than 3 or 4 months. The friend is the one eliciting happy smiles from the baby. Strange choice for a hat, but it might have been all they could find at the moment, and a baby's tender head needs protection. Kudos for being a good dad!

Loree said...

That's such a precious photo. Handsome dad too :)

Alexa said...

What a wonderful bunch of interactions: men with baby and beau papa with you. Do you think that if maman were there, the baby might be wearing a less amusing chapeau—and might be not so close to the water's edge? :~}

brattcat said...

the baby seems quite content, and why not with such a congenial looking papa.

Jack said...

Excellent, Genie. You captured the moment perfectly. I think the baby is already developing an individual sense of style.

Thanks for the kind comments today on HDP. I always look forward to seeing if you have been there and if my picture struck a chord with you. I await Bastille Day.

Randy said...

That is some little hat that baby is sporting.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I originally focused on the baby until I saw that gorgeous smile... We will never know the story here, but based on the diaper bag and stroller just out of view, I thought that this was the dad, the other guy a relative (brother-in-law?) and the mama had gone to rent les boules (perhaps).

The "boardwalk" (if that is what it might be called) was full of families, groups of young people, and retirees. Oh, and there were a few photographers.

If you have never been to Bassin de la Villette, put it on your list for your next trip to Paris. It is great for walking and observing life. I will bring you back here again for more photos.

Bises,
Genie

PS - Did you miss the plastic cup of wine?

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Genie
What a great shot and beautiful smile! I think Dad may have dressed the baby, and what an adorable baby this is.
Bisous,
Penny

Message from Bebe:
How very kind of you.. Thanks! Mussels and fries? Oh my, I must try some.. I know they will let me on stage soon.. Mum says thank you for visiting and kind words.
Bisous!
Bebe

Gunn said...

A nice moment you have captured here.

Kate said...

A happy moment, well-captured.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

That's one hot poppa! Just kidding, kind of, but I do love to see men with their babies. Adorable.