Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Brasserie Bofinger - Taking a Break




Just around the corner from Bofinger on Rue Jean Beausire in the Marais, these gentlemen were taking a break, likely getting ready for the rush of the noon-time diners.

This is a favorite of mine, as I enjoy capturing people in la vie quotidienne, a routine that is anything but for someone who loves these vignettes of Paris.



Brasserie Bofinger
5-7, rue de la Bastille

29 comments:

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Yes Genie - vive les chefs!!

I'm so happy they weren't smoking!

With Paris as your focus, you have an endless cache of interesting slants on the city, apart from the buildings - as you have so well portrayed here!

Love your post.

Have a very happy week.
Shane :)

Sylvia K said...

And I do so love your vignettes of Paris and the lovely memories they evoke! Delightful capture as always, Genie, mon ami! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Malyss said...

They must be tired, no of them smiling...But an interesting picture for sure!

Bibi said...

I love these brasseries, esecially Chez Julien, which I remember from waaay back when it was dirt-cheap.

beau gosse said...

Hmmmmm....Bofinger....they get tired cranking out all of those saucissons et choucroute! Miammmmm!!! Thanks for the great photo, Genie! :-)"

biebkriebels said...

Very nice photo, taking a break, mmm would love to go inside.

Joe said...

Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what's for lunch. - Orson Wells. Great photo.

Andy said...

This photo proves that one out three men smoke. Also it proves two out three men pay attention to you. Nice shot Genie.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Every good chef needs a break to soak up the sun and refresh for the next rush of hungry clients, excellent observation Genie.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Oh, this is the kind of shot an artist LONGS for, Genie! Just perfect! Did you get to eat there? Is it good?

this is Belgium said...

Bofinger sends its sons out in the street.. I wish they would look happier..On the other hand, a job is a job. Like this kind of street photography and know it is not easy. Well done.

Rob-bear said...

A great picture of some very busy men being casual for a bit.

jill815 said...

What a great picture. I'm surprised one of them isn't smoking. I always see at least one of pastry chefs around here (in Brooklyn) having a smoke just outside the door.

Pedro D. H. said...

It's a nice moment to take a picture, great shot!

Virginia said...

You caught the cooks there, I caught the waiter! :)
Great minds.
V

Suzi said...

The people of Paris! LOVE x

JM said...

Great background for the white outfits. Nice portrait!

This is Belgium said...

Thank you, Genie, for posting such a nice and encouraging comment on "The Border". I will answer there later but already wanted to let you know that I am delighted.

Fábio Martins said...

Uma pause de 5 minutos e nem tiram o seu chapéu :)
Bom apanhado

Alexa said...

Jill815 -- actually, the one in the middle is smoking (maybe that explains why he's the shortest of the three). :~} I always love your shots of Parisians going about their daily lives, Genie!

Paris Paul said...

Great lighting. I also love the way the two men are eyeing you...did they bet you up after? lol

Loree said...

A break from baking. I love your capture.

Jack said...

It is a good shot, Genie. I like finding people who are nearby but each of whom is in his or her own world. There is some of that here. I don't know why that kind of image appeals to me . . .

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

This group was a mixed crowd and I (perish the thought) cropped out two young women and another guy, probably friends of this trio. I was using a telephoto lens and they may not have been too happy about "the capture" but I had already taken several shots, spoke as we walked by them and gave a friendly wave. Grrrrr.... another crazy American photographer.

The temptation was too much as the background color was a nice contrast and the lighting (morning sun) was perfect. They just looked the part of the Paris chef and cooks.

Andy, thank you for that personal, kind comment. Paul, where have you been?? I have missed your sardonic wit!

Fábio and Pedro, new to my blog, thank you for your comments.

Oh, I have not eaten there but it is quite famous. Have any of you?

Bisous,
G

Randy said...

What a great shot!

Andrew Etchen said...

I'm surprised they all aren't smoking cigarettes. Isn't that the big stereotype there? - that everyone smokes. haha.

How did they react after taking their photo?

martinealison said...

Compte tenu qu'en France les employés aussi ne peuvent plus fumer à l'intérieur des établissements, nous pouvons apercevoir beaucoup d'entre eux faire une pause dehors...
Très jolie photo.
gros bisous

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

I passed by Bofinger the day before yesterday, unfortunately at a time where everybody was busy inside.

Gunn said...

A great streetphotography.