Monday, August 29, 2011

Parc de Monceau - ennui




Métro, boulot, dodo...

C'est lundi encore...

(Commute, work, sleep - It is Monday again)


Parc de Monceau
Boulevard de Courcelles
27008 Paris

38 comments:

Pierre BOYER said...

Très beau cliché...
Belle journée,

Pierre
http://pierre-boyer.blogspot.com/

Richard Moisan said...

Il existe une très belle chanson française qui s'appelle "Un gamin de Paris", chantée par Yves Montand. Et ta très belle photo, Genie, illustrerait très bien cette chanson.
Bravo!

Malyss said...

Maybe, it's more "dreaming"..about summer , already gone..

Rob-bear said...

He seems a pensive soul.
Dreaming of a summer spent, or back to school after his vacation.
Who knows but him?

Joop Zand said...

It's a wonderful shot P....nice work.

Greetings, Joop

Pet said...

Have you got a Metro in Mobile? :-)

jennyfreckles said...

Beautifully seen. I have been looking back through your photos as I've missed a few days. Each so different but each delightful - compositionally and technically so skilful too.

dive said...

Ah, the innocence of childhood; if only we could reawaken it in later life.
That's a truly beautiful portrait, Genie.

Joe said...

This is a wonderful photo. Good choice to go with B&W with a strong vignette.

biebkriebels said...

A beautiful photo in B&W with the shadows.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a wonderful shot Genie, definitely not ennui, he must be dreaming about something special with that look on his face, the B&W catches all the light and shade in the best way.

brattcat said...

oh, genie, this is like a marvelous painting. what a beautiful moment captured. thank you for your thoughts and kind words over these past few days. they've meant so much to me.

M said...

Perfect portrait of childhood --- they have a different pace than we do. Whether it is contemplation or ennui, it is delightfully calming! C'est lundi encore --- quelle dommage!

Harriet said...

A beautiful portrait. Wish his mother were a reader of your blog to see this.

Fábio Martins said...

The boy was thoughtful!
I like the photo

Kate said...

A charming photo of a pensive young man. Makes me wonder about his dreams and daydreams. Some US students are back in school already. Harsh!

I need to backtrack now to look over your photos; I've been so busy in Santa Fe that I've neglected some of my favorite bloggers.

Jann said...

What a terrific shot! Dreaming about something.....

Aesthetic Alterations said...

I love that park--all the fun architectural elements PLUS room to play. Perfect!

Virginia said...

A rather half-hearted attempt at play! HA I think he is still waking up!
V

Kris said...

Good Monday Morning Genie,

I bet there are plenty of kids wishing they were playing in the sand instead of heading off to school. LOL LOL

Hope your week is a happy one.

Kris

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic capture, Genie! Love the expression on his face! Your shots for the past several days have truly been exceptional and an incredible look into the face of Paris! Hope you have a wonderful week, mon amie!

Hugs
Sylvia

Janey and Co. said...

It is so relaxing for a kid of any age to play in the sand. My girls had a sand box and dug around for hours!. Beautiful shot!

Fotokarusellen said...

A beautiful picture. Wonderful photowork.

Starman said...

According to some French friends, la rentrée has already begun.

kathrin said...

at Sturday I comes to Paris juhu !!!!

Paris Paul said...

Hmm, I'm not sure this is "ennui". He looks like a young, modern-day Rimbaud, dreaming in the sandbox.

Alexa said...

My WV is "noblesse"—and perhaps he's un petit prince
daydreaming of castles other than the ones made of sand. (Or he could just be sleepy, I suppose.) Either way, great shot, Genie!

Loree said...

What an adorable photo. Such a dreamy quality to it.

Andrew Etchen said...

that is a lovely and wonderful photo. so much emotion in it!

A little bit of boredom and a lot of pondering.

looking forward to more photos.

Halcyon said...

Le dreaded lundi!

James said...

Wonderful shot! I agree that it has a nice dreamy quality about it.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Many thanks to all for your comments on my little prince, lost in his thoughts in Parc de Monceau. I feel certain that he has no idea what day of the week or season it is.

Pet, we do not have a Métro in Mobile and have very little in the way of public transportation. (sad) However, since I first learned the expression I used, it is one that I say on Monday mornings even though I do not commute except by plane. Merci.

Bises,
Genie

Bibi said...

Reminds me of an 'old' photograph. I like this.

Alan said...

What a wonderful shot, Genie. Love it.

Randy said...

I wonder what was going through his head.

Stan said...

Wonderful image!!!! The vignetting is perfect for enhancing the dreamy quality

TheChieftess said...

He's practicing the Monday morning look!!!

elisabelle said...

lovely