Tuesday, July 17, 2012

L'accordéoniste - Marché d'Aligre



After stuffing ourselves with oysters on Rue d'Aligre
we heard the peppy tune of this accordionist in the street.

Perhaps he was just out for a Sunday meet-up with other musicians.


(for Vreni)


Rue d'Aligre
Marché d'Aligre
75012, Paris



26 comments:

Lisa Graham Art said...

Oh...I will bet listening to him was as good as dessert after your oysters!

Randy said...

Awesome portrait.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Bonjour Genie,
What a happy fellow he is.. I wish I could have been there... Sounds like you are having such a wonderful time.
Enjoy!
Penny

French Girl in Seattle said...

Beautiful portrait, Genie. I love the attitude, too. An accordionist in Paris... almost too good to be true, eh? [Please tell me he was not playing Piaf's "La Vie en Rose?!" :-) Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

ds said...

He's wonderful! I especially like the fact that he's in black and white, so much more atmospheric. Thank you.

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful, Genie! I can hear him play in my mind! Love it! What a great capture! Hope your week is off to a good start! Enjoy, mon amie!

Hugs
Sylvia

Mary said...

He loves playing his instrument. It's obvious. And that must have made him even more fun to listen to. Thanks for sharing this photo, Genie! I love it. :)

martinealison said...

Un petit air d'accordéon dans la rue en ville est toujours romantique et fascinant...
Jolie photo.
Gros bisous à vous.

Palomasea said...

Fantastic shot, chere Genie!
He looks happy, and no matter how cliche...I love accordion music in Paris...
I am humming along now! :)
Bises,
- Irina

Pierre BOYER said...

J'aime beaucoup...
:-)

Pierre

Joe said...

Hope he was playing "La vie en rose".

Alexa said...

Terrific portrait, Genie!

Birdman said...

Such a cool portrait. He loves his music! You can see that.

Rob-bear said...

This seems like someone who gets joy from his music. Delightful portrait, Genie.

brattcat said...

what a wonderful, timeless portrait.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Marvelous portrait shot Genie, he looks like quite a character and of course I had to Google Podologie (shop in background) I had a feeling it was something to do with the feet!!

Clueless in Boston said...

Wonderful portrait. Looks like it could be out of a book from the 1950s.

Ann said...

He looks like he really loves what he's doing.

Kris said...

He not only looks like he enjoys having his picture taken but also loves playing his accordion. :)

Sketchbook Wandering said...

Even if I weren't a huge fan of the accordion, I would love this photo! The lines are very musical!

Rob and Mandy said...

Quel beau portrait!

Riet said...

What a great shot. I can hear him play.

Vreni said...

Thank you VERY MUCH for the dedication! I haven´t been to the Marché d´Aligre this time, but I will go there for sure, as it´s only a short hop from "my" apartment. Maybe I will see Monsieur l´accordéoniste...

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

So glad that you like my new Paris friend, and I will be looking for him again on my next trip to deliver his portrait. He was a bit of a card, a jovial sort. I guess if you are going to play on the streets of Paris, you need to be a bit outgoing.

This is yet another example of why I love Paris so... you never know what the day holds. Get up early or you might miss some of it.

Bises,
Genie

Cezar and Léia said...

It's a beautiful portrait and I imagine a nice music as well!
Léia

James said...

I love this shot! It's one of those that I wish I took.