Thursday, March 15, 2012

Dancing in the street



Every Sunday at the foot of Rue Mouffetard, there is a joyous singing and dancing in the street.  In January, the not-quite-French girl with the red coat had a full dance card while I snapped away.


I will be back there shortly to clap and sing to the sounds of the accordion.  Join me!


Rue Mouffetard
Next to Église Saint-Médard
Métro Censier-Daubenton
75005 Paris 

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34 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I would love to join you! I love to dance -- still -- even if I am an old broad! Delightful capture, dear Genie!! Have a wonderful day!

Hugs
Sylvia

Jack said...

This is exquisite! Love the action and color and composition. When do you return?

Randy said...

What a wonderful capture. I love her red coat.

Virginia said...

Holly made the Alabama delgation very proud!
V

French Girl in Seattle said...

Bravo, Holly! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Vreni said...

I don´t dance but I love to watch people dancing and saw the dancing and singing in Rue Mouffetard once - it was a very precious moment.

Cezar and Léia said...

So happy mood in this post!Great capture!
Léia

Gringo said...

Ah, Party time! I must remember this occasion the next time my wife and I visit Paris...Nice shot Genie!

Joe said...

Each quaver carried away a worry, every minim laughed at concern. The rhythm lifted his feet and the chords flowed through his mind. Monsieur Gilbert was floating lost in the joy of the dance.

Bibi said...

Awwww.....such fun!

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

A great shot that reminds me of this fabulous market and why I find the French so endearing.
Bisous

brattcat said...

what fun if we all could join you. we might all wear red coats and be not quite french together. i would even knit a red coat for oskar.

Holly said...

That was a wonderful morning - singing and dancing in the winter sunshine. Wish I could join them every Sunday, but will have to make do with a once a year jaunt.

This is Belgium said...

Vive Alabama !!

mytwocentsworth said...

Can't wait to get there! Is this an all-day thing? Morning? Afternoon?

Kris said...

FUN Genie! I love the way her red coat swings as she dances and I think it would be a perfect day to sit and watch everyone dance.

Speedway said...

I love the sound of music. My heart and my feet want to join even the most complicated ballet, though I'm more adept at funky than at waltz or polka. Wish I could go along to share the joy.

Janey and Co. said...

I'm jealous...Good for her! Love the picture...Janey

orvokki said...

This happening seems very nice. I would like to dance with them.
Greetings.

Janey and Co. said...

You are looking very French in your all black. Guess your scarf was under your coat?....Cute pic!

Janey and Co. said...

OOps that last comment was to be on V's picture (of herself). I think I need to move away from the computer..

Rob-bear said...

In Paris, who wouldn't dance in the street? For the sheer joy of being in Paris.

louciao said...

Ah oui! A fine example of the French expressing their joie de vivre. Dancing in the street on a Sunday is my idea of a religious service.

Riet said...

What a good idea a dance and go dancing. Love it and the lady looks good in red. She has fun.

Alexa said...

Wonderful! I'll bet your not-quite-French girl had no shortage of partners.

Peter Olson said...

Too bad I missed it!! But I'm sure "the nice red coat" found better dancers than me! :-)

Harriet said...

With a full dance card, I'd say the French men like the American in the red coat! Great composition.

M said...

Holly and her magic red coat are a feast for the eyes! I love the dancing movement of your photo. What joy to be on rue Mouffetard on a Sunday! You and D most assuredly need to dance a bit when you are there <3

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Thank you all for responding to this photo. As you can imagine I am partial to the girl in the red coat. I am wondering if I should have used my favorite one in which they are both laughing as she spins around. Perhaps in the future I will pull that one out for a post.

The "party" begins around 11am on Sunday mornings and has no set format except full participation is encouraged. There are locals and tourists and on this day there were two very excited photographers. It is a chance to see Parisians enjoying the weekend and to share in a bit of their heritage.

Speedway, allons-y!

Brattcat, Oskar said to borrow baby brattcat's coat and come along!

Bises,
Genie

BriGt said...

Thank you for your visit on my blog Genie !! and yOU ARE sooo lucky to get there again soon !!
Would looove to go to Paris/France again !! atm I can only dream and enjoy your pics :)

TheChieftess said...

Ahhh...there's that fab red coat again!!!

Kate said...

A delightful way to spend some time, and a good way to meet new people!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Holly could easily be mistaken for a French mademoiselle in her tres chic red coat Genie. Ah dancing in the street, marvelous!

Jeanie said...

I wonder who was having the most fun -- the photographer, the girl in the red coat or her dancing partner!