Saturday, September 17, 2011

Samedi après-midi


Saturday afternoon, warm spring day, and great friends... Yes, Chez Prune is a perfect place to unwind at the end of a week.  The casual atmosphere here echoes the low stress seen at this table.


Lest you think there are no critics of Chez Prune, the following was found on a ratings site:
"Chez Prune, c'est sympa, mais c'est vrai que c'est devenu un peu trop bobo ..."


Chez Prune
36, rue Beaurepaire
75010, Paris

32 comments:

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

Ah, les bobos! Nobody likes them, but they are everywhere it seems, even chez Prune alors! Mais où va le monde?! Great shot, Genie. I like the bicycle and the lady's reflection in the door (at least i think it is a reflection ;-) Bon weekend! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Rob-bear said...

It will be «Samedi, après-midi» in about 12 hours, here in the land of the Bear. I hope mine will be as relaxed as that of the folks at the tables in your delightful picture.

Bisous, from Bear.

martinealison said...

Chez Prune on boit peut-être des boissons bio... qui attirent les bobos...
Jolie photo ma chère!
Gros bisous

Pet said...

I'll stick with your own opinion :-)

Cildemer said...

Très belle composition avec une bien jolie lumière!
J'aime beaucoup l'atmosphère qui s'en dégage!
On fera abstraction des bobos. Et puis, on est toujours le bobo de quelqu'un:o)

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Bises et belle semaine, Genie****

biebkriebels said...

A terrace is always nice to sit on and these boys seam to have a nice time. I only don't understand the expression "bobo". In dutch it is a member of the board in a suit.
Is that what you mean?

Malyss said...

They're together , but they seem to be tired. I guess they had a hard evening celebrating something, and now, it's the day after. They enjoy to share time together, good and bad. That's a very interesting picture, which tells a lot of stories.

M said...

I will take bobo in Paris any day!

Birdman said...

Everyone is titled to his or her opinion. hahahaha

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I love the picture Genie, very Henri Bresson style, could only be B&W, but you have to translate that critique for me , Google translator makes no sense of it at all haha!

Virginia said...

Love this slice of Paris life but I'm still chuckling over CHEZ PRUNE! M. Google says" trop bobo" means a bit sore. H mmmmmmm. That's even funnier than the name!
V

Cezar and Léia said...

Craving for a warm spring day...
God bless you!
Cezar

Carrie'sCreations said...

Great photo! Would love to unwind at Chez Prune:)

Sylvia K said...

Another great post/photo for the day! I love the results of your "people watching" and the B&W is so perfect! Always fun to take another stroll around Paris with you, Genie!! Have a lovely evening and a great weekend, mon amie!

Hugs
Sylvia

winterludes said...

mais non, martinealison, on n'y boit même pas des boissons bio (mais j'ai une adresse dans le 3e. hum, je joue la bobobio, là?). entre nous, le côté bobo n'est pas très gênant, il est lié à la situation : une terrasse tout près du canal st martin, on peut y surveiller son vélo, c'est à deux pas de quelques boutiques de filles, d'où le succès…

Fábio Martins said...

The sundays are to relax :)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

The term "bobo" refers to "bourgeois-bohemian." Rather than put an American's bias or misunderstanding, here is the leading authority, Wikipedia (hahahaha):

"In the world of Parisian fashion, the term bobo (short for Bourgeois Bohème), which also had political connotations, was applied to "typically discerning customers who are left wing and Left Bank"; or, put another way, "that subset of thirty- or forty-something-year-olds who don't allow their socialist leanings to interfere with an enjoyment of material pleasures." The bobo style of dress has been described as "retro-hippie-shabby-chic.""

louciao said...

Not a baseball cap in sight. Clearly we're not in N.America.

Starman said...

I have to admit that being retired for five years, I've pretty much forgotten that weekends were special.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

A rough translation of the rating comment: Chez Prune, it's great/nice, but for real it's become a bit bobo (Bourgeois Bohème). Funny

Kris said...

Looks like "guy's day out". They look quite dapper and relaxed conversing about some deep and intellectual issue of which we no nothing about. LOL LOL

Genie, how do you take these pictures without people noticing? Or do they? Just curious.

Kris

Dimple said...

Thanks for coming by my place, Genie!

I really like your last several black and white posts; I love candid shots. I'm shy about taking them, though: I don't want to intrude on people's lives by pointing a camera at them!

jennyfreckles said...

Trop bobo or not, I think I'd like it there.

suzanneberry said...

a timeless shot! could be anytime from the fifties till now! amazing as always!

Paris Paul said...

Nice photo, as usual! "Pretentious" is a good synonym for "Bobo". "Pseudo-intellectual" is as well.

Jack said...

Ratings are just the rater's opinion. I don't worry too much about one rating. if there are 100, maybe it tells us something. This might be called "photo verite."

Randy said...

Looks like my kind of meeting.

Alexa said...

A Saturday afternoon Chez Prune sounds (and looks) good to me! Actually, when I was there with my girls in March, I was the oldest person in the place by 25 or 30 years. And the men far outnumbered the women, I noticed.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Thank you all for your comments and I think that on my next visit I will have a seat here for awhile.

Alexa, I took this photo knowing that you and your girls had just been there. I bet that they loved it!

Nathalie said...

Wonderful atmosphere here and great choice of b&w. I love the comment about the place being too "bobo" :-)

Louise said...

If trop bobo is that relaxing then I'm all for it.

Lapin Agile said...

Count me in please - I seem to be available whenever there's a next gathering...Lapin A