Friday, July 6, 2012

Un reflet et une réflexion - Que pensez vous?




June, in the Marais, a bus crossed my path. 
Although I was first taken with the uniforms and clicked,
I later wondered about the troubled look on the left
and the wiping of a tear on the right.


Often a photo asks more questions than it answers


Added note:
Part of what captured my attention is the resemblance to my dad
(living and thriving with my mom still today)


A bus in the Marais
75003, Paris


    To see more reflections go to James' Weekend Reflections

32 comments:

Sylvia K said...

This is definitely a photo that asks lots of questions! What an incredible capture, Genie! As soon as I looked at it and I wondered what had prompted such public emotions! Very moving! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a good weekend.

Hugs
Sylvia

Randy said...

This tells a story but we won't know what it is. Great shot.

Glamour Drops said...

Alternatively, the troubled look could just be squinting in the sun, and the wiping of the tear could just be rubbing tired eyes after reading a very good, but long book?

Cezar and Léia said...

Time to reflections...
Léia

Malyss said...

Very interesting picture; The mystery around it makes it even more attractive.

biebkriebels said...

Interesting photo, you wonder indeed what is going on.

M said...

Peut-être they were a funeral escort? They are wearing some very dressy uniforms. Intriguing photo and wonderful reflection!

Jana said...

It does make you wonder...interesting

Birdman said...

Some stories leave no answers... and are sometime misinterpreted. The mystery moves on.

Janey and Co. said...

Makes you ponder. Is it Joe that usually spins a tale for these mysteries?...

Virginia said...

Not to worry. I was standing there too and I caught a guy smiling and waving as I raised my camera! :)
V

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I love an image that can be interpreted in many ways, and this is a beauty Genie.. They have definitely just been somewhere very official the uniforms are extra smart oui!

louciao said...

Intriguing; full of depth.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Must be a bug in his eye! Have a good weekend Diane

Tina´s PicStory said...

great reflections! thanks for stopping by :)

Kris said...

A picture is definitely worth a thousand words. This image makes me wonder why he was brushing a tear from his eye? The young man to the left certainly resembles your father. :)

Hope you are staying cool in the heat! :)

James said...

It sure is a mystery and I'm blown away by his resemblance to your father.

Lynette Killam said...

That is a powerful photo, indeed...one could easily weave a story around it! I love the old photo of your father...:)

Lisa Farmer Designs said...

You were there at the right time and the right place to capture an emotional image. Thanks

TexWisGirl said...

what a great shot. and yes, more questions...

Starman said...

Wow, your dad and he could be twins.

This is Belgium said...

i agree, I see the resemblance, isn't that something !! ?

Jeanie said...

I love the Marais -- that is where I stayed during my Paris visits. How observant and thoughtful you are. Lovely.

Jack said...

Genie, the resemblance to your father is remarkable! But, don't worry. That expression doesn't seem troubled to me, and I suspect the rubbing of the eye was just being tired. Am I illustrating the difference between sensitive women (these poor men seem unhappy) and insensitive men (no probs here)?

Alexa said...

I think it looks like you and your dad's young doppelganger were having a "moment."

Janey and Co. said...

I missed that last part...about looking like your Dad. Amazing!!!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Thank you for all your comments, particularly those about my dad. He is quite adept with the internet, but probably does not visit blogs (not even mine). I checked with one of my sisters to "get approval" before posting his photo. I think that he would be pleased with both his image from many years ago and the young man who bears a striking resemblance.

He gave me the love of photography from an early age and I can remember photographing lunar eclipes in the middle of the night with a movie camera... two clicks at a time. Well, a love of astronomy and a passion for photography. Thanks, Daddy!

Bises,
Genie

Amanda said...

this is a powerful photograph - and the man does resemble your handsome father.

Louise said...

Nice shot- and a lovely photo of your father too. We were in a restaurant one night, and there were a large group of young people in this same uniform. Do you know what it is?

TheChieftess said...

Fascinating shot Genie...definitely asks more questions than it answers...

MadAboutParis said...

Wow...now I know where you got your rosy cheeks!
Stunning photo - wish that I could remember to look everyday Genie.
Is the guy in front of your father's twin wiping a tear away???

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

What an interesting and emotive capture Genie!

I'm so glad to come back and see you're still snapping away. I'll be in Paris this September and using your blog as reference for things to do for sure.