Friday, February 17, 2012

Un petit garçon en rouge


Just before walking into the Basilique de Notre-Dame des Victoires,
I sensed a movement out of the corner of my eye. 

Looking up to the left in this premier étage window,
I saw this little child actually licking the window. 
By the time I could swing my lens his way,
he was looking wistfully down at the street
to the older children in the Place des Petits-Pères. 
The church façade is reflected in the large windows.


Basilique Notre-Dame des Victoires
6, rue Notre-Dame des Victoires
(Rue de Banque et Rue des Petits-Pères)
Place des Petits-Pères
75002 Paris

36 comments:

Palomasea said...

Dear Genie, this is really a brilliant picture. Just "a day in the life of"... so very innocent, melancholy, and beautiful.
I want to give that little one a hug and make him smile! :)
Bon weekend, sweet friend..
Bises,
- Irina

C. R. Spooner said...

elicited a quiet, "Aw,"-- sentimental favor for the photograph and commiseration with the subject

Richard Moisan said...

Encore un voyeur!
Mais, je remarque que toi aussi, Genie, tu aimes bien photographier les fenêtres... :-)

Riet said...

And a lovely little boy indeed. Great photo Genie.

Louis la Vache said...

What a terrific capture!

Andy said...

The child looks deep in thought. Dreaming about lollipops, and rainbows?

Malyss said...

I'd say we see a petite fille, non?..No matter , the picture is lovely!

Cezar and Léia said...

So beautiful kid there, and he looks curious about what is going on outside!
Léia

biebkriebels said...

A very sweet picture.

s.c said...

Lovely shot. Also the red dot is interesting. Thanks for showing.

M said...

Love the way you capture the essence of life in Paris!

Grammy Goodwill said...

What an outstanding picture. You have such a good eye.

Virginia said...

and wearing ROUGE! How adorable.
V

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love this image Genie, what a precious little face.

Nefertiti said...

Tres jolie photo,j aime bcp l expression du petit ;o)

TheChieftess said...

what a sweet capture!!!

Laura said...

such a sweet image!

Starman said...

I'll bet if you returned in 18 years and told him what you saw, he'd be mortified.

Halcyon said...

Trop mimi! He looks like he's waiting anxiously for someone. :)

Sylvia K said...

I love it! I bet he thought the window tasted pretty good! I remember when mine were that age and the crazy things they did/tasted/felt/ate/drank! And they all grew up healthy!!! Priceless capture, Genie! Enjoy your weekend!

Hugs
Sylvia

Bibi said...

Beautiful slice of life capture...and the red dot adds to the photo.

Doru said...

To see this photo it's a privilege for me! Thank you!

Alexa said...

Aaaw, le pauvre petit, left behind by the big kids. Looks like this might be a day-care center or school. Nicely captured, Genie!

Karen said...

What a terrific capture!

jennyfreckles said...

Aw, so cute - lovely candid and the added bonus of a reflection too.

James said...

N'est-ce pas qu'il est adorable? Excellent photo!

Kris said...

Precious! Such a pensive and wistful looking little man!

Dianne said...

this is such a sweet and endearing photo

Dianne said...

Bonjour mon amie .. what a gorgeous little French face literally licking the windows ... and the brush-strokes of red add the finishing touch xx

Ebie said...

A picture of child's innocence! Very touching!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Bonjour, mon petit.

Pet said...

Like coming out of a Victor Hugo novel!

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

What a fantastic capture; quite beautiful. Licking the window probably wouldn't have made it any better.

Darryl and Ruth :)

Genie said...

Genie...This is such a precious picture. That little boy is the cutest thing. I know you we’re tickled to see him licking the glass. Too sweet. the other genie

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photo.

Regards and best wishes

brattcat said...

oh, my. i love this!