Monday, July 30, 2012

Bassin de la Villette - Pétanque




In the long promenade around Bassin de la Villette,
one can see many games of Pétanque and players of all ages. 


 
Although this man seemed quite intense
let me assure you that it was a lively, spirited game among friends,
including women.


(Couldn't this be an Olympic sport?)


 

Bassin de la Villette
Quai de la Loire
75019, Paris
Métro Laumière


21 comments:

Pierre BOYER said...

Une grande concentration !

Pierre

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:
Whatever, the concentration is so very apparent in this wonderful portrait photograph. Pétanque, played all over France, is so very symbolic of that particular nation.

Joe said...

Great portrait Genie. If you can judge a man by his pétanque I think you could call this guy "committed".

unikorna said...

You have a very charming, bohemian blog. I am in love with Paris myself, I have never been there, yet I know many things about this astonishing city. Kisses.

Pet said...

Even in the middle of Paris!
French are incorrigibles :-)

This is Belgium said...

always a wonderful subject for photographers !

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Very creatively informative post ~and great blog ~ thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor)

ps ~ thanks for coming by my blog ^_^

Sylvia K said...

Love the expression on his face! Now that is being "involved" in the game! How fun! And it is fun to see people enjoying whatever they're involved in! Great capture for the day as always, mon amie!

Hugs
Sylvia

Janey and Co. said...

He certainly looks focused!

Birdman said...

He's got the 'look' of the Olympic competition.

Kris said...

You can tell by his intense concentration that he is definitely a man on a mission and yes, I think Petanque should be an Olympic event. :) I'd watch!

Bibi said...

Concentration! Yes, I think it should be in the Olympics. Wonder why it isn't.

Virginia said...

Well better pétanque than beach party volleyball. This guy is much younger than the crowd I hang with at Luxembourg! Great shot.
V

Riet said...

We always do that when we camp in Spain and it is so much fun.

Randy said...

Great expression on his face.

Sara Louise said...

Do you play Genie? :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well it would definitely be a gold for the French is it was so Genie, nice to hear that there were women playing also..

Mary said...

He's definitely focused, but having lots of fun at the same time. Such concentration. He's desirous of a win, that's for sure! :)

WeekendAbstrait said...

Belle photo, tu as bien saisi l'instant !!!
bises
cath

Sketchbook Wandering said...

Fun! A stop action portrait!

Gringo said...

Totally focussed!