Thursday, July 28, 2011

Pétanque avec des amis


Although I have seen mostly older gentlemen playing pétanque in Jardin du Luxembourg and Jardin des Tuileries, we found several mixed groups of twenty-somethings playing in the long promenade around Bassin de la Villette. The play was animated with squeals and shouts, mixed with quiet whispers of strategy.

I will show you more of this scene with some of the young women competing with the men in future posts.

Bassin de la Villette
Quai de la Loire

21 comments:

Pierre BOYER said...

http://youtu.be/x0PhfNNZN4c
;-)
Belle journée...

Pierre

Richard said...

Un peu la photo que j'ai présentée, il y a quelques semaines... Mais toi c'est à Paris et moi sur la Côte d'Azur. La pétanque est vraiment le sport national que tout le monde peut pratiquer.
Bonne journée, Genie!

beau gosse said...

Love the game and your photo, Genie! I can't wait to see the rest of the series.

dive said...

Splendid composition, Genie.
Now I'm going to have to go out to the garage and find my long-neglected pétanque set, dust it off and bring it to life again.

Hana de Prague said...

Wonderful "jeu de l´ombre et de la lumière". I like it very much.
Bises Hana de Prague

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Such a good way to spend time with friends. When we have family gatherings we play and ages range from early 20's to middle 60's and all enjoy thoroughly! Wonderful B&W shot Genie, makes for very happy thoughts!!

brattcat said...

great shot...looking forward to more.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Lovely light,textures and composition.
Enjoy your day!
Ruby

M said...

They were a lively bunch and, if I remember correctly, it angling lady that won the round we watched! Love the composition of the shoe and the boules! Doing the Genie today ... At airport on the way to MGMA land!

M said...

For some reason part of my post was left off --- the shoe gives a hint of the player's age.

Virginia said...

Do I even have to tell you how much I love photographing petanque players. Wonderful use of light.
V

Fábio Martins said...

It's a interesting game, i think. Good B&W effect on this picture

Jack said...

This is something we don't see here. It is a lot more charming than hacky sack.

Halcyon said...

It can be a fun game. But I always liked playing it at the beach better than in the city. :)

Jacqueline Howett said...

We have this game on the beach where I live in Florida. I have never played it. Mostly men play it I've noticed as I drive by, but it looks like a nice way to connect to others.

Sylvia K said...

How fun! Love your capture and look forward to the next ones! I can almost hear the whispers and feel the fun! Delightful as always, mon amie! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Genie!

Sylvia

Alexa said...

Love the play of light and shadow here, Genie.

Bibi said...

I always associate petanque with older men, too. They even play a lot of petanque here, too.

This is a very good photo.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Wouldn't you love to have a petanque (no accent marks on the laptop) court in your yard or nearby. The closest thing to the ambiance of this game is croquet we played as kids.

In Paris, I love the sound it makes when you walk in the bleached limestone of the gardens and walkways. When it rains there are milky-colored puddles.

I am working in Orlando, combining business with pleaseure while I make a visit to "the Mouse" with a 4-year old. It is all about perspectives and priorities.

bisous,
genie

Montreal Photo Daily said...

It's a lovely shot! I really like the subtlety here.

Paris Paul said...

Super composition, Genie. Thanks!