Friday, September 28, 2012

Au bord de la Seine - les amis




Friends gathering after work
for a casual rendez-vous

baguettes, fromage, saucisson-sec...
et beaucoup de vin


bon weekend



La Seine
Quai du Louvre
75001, Paris
Métro Louvre-Rivoli ou Pont Neuf

22 comments:

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Hi Genie,

I remember when I was young and hanging out with friends after work. Now I get to hang out with my wife and children!

Randy said...

Now that is my kind of happy hour.

Sylvia K said...

A great happy hour indeed! Always good to get together with friends and celebrate the week/day/whatever! Such a fun capture for the day, Genie! Bon weekend to you as well!

Hugs
Sylvia

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour dear Genie,
This is a beautiful image, and it reminds me my daughter and her school friends, they used to meet at the park during summer and have lunch together! She is now studying in England (University) and I miss her so much! :( It's time to let them open the wings and fly! C'est la vie!
:)
Have a nice weekend dear friend,
hugs
Léia

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:
How wonderful is this. We simply adore picnics and this, with so many friends, looks to be such a happy, relaxed occasion. What we like too is the way the image is shot from above and omits any extraneous material. Also, as it happens, there is very little in the way of colour which makes what there is even more effective.

megi said...

Hallo Genie,
thanks for your comment.
The photo is so beautiful.The foto bring so much joy and good atmosphere!!!Thank you.
I like that the young people
in the form of a heart sitting.Great!
have a nice day
Megi

Vreni said...

I would love to join them!

Laure said...

This brings back memories ...
Good day
Laure
http://ptitesphotosdelolo.blogspot.fr/

Shell Sherree said...

Oh, how nice!! Bon weekend, dear Genie.

Joe said...

To see these young people enjoying each others company sitting on the pavement with a bite to eat and a drink fills my heart with joy. The best things in life are free.

winterludes said...

we use to do the same near the canal...

martinealison said...

Un très agréable moment de convivialité... La simplicité et les vraies valeurs de la vie s'invitent au bord de la Seine...
Une formidable photo ma chère Génie.
Gros bisous

M said...

Delightful ... Would love to be sharing such a repast with you!

Kristie Franklin said...

Great shot, Genie. They are a good looking group and seem to be enjoying each other's company. :)

Maria said...

Wish I could sit with them au bord de la Seine!
But I go this weekend to London, also nice.
Fine weekend!

Sketchbook Wandering said...

...the food, the wine, and Youth! Ah, to be young in Paris...but being any age in Paris isn't bad either! Genie, this is a lovely photograph, what shape they and you, their photographer, have created!

Jack said...

It is a very nice moment.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Léia, you know that you trained that little bird well and that she will spread her wings but return often.

How could they know that they were creating a lovely heart shape for a photographer. I could not have arranged them better if they had done my bidding.

Jane and Lance, all along the riverbank is opportunity to capture scenes such as this from above at street level. The impromptu atmosphere of the casual picnic appeals to me most.

Rita, you are correct... any age is good!

With good weather I may try this scene next week as a participant rather than as the photographer from above.

Enjoy your weekend, all!

Bises,
Genie

Starman said...

Went to one of those once. It was cold.

Genie said...

Genie....This is the perfect spot to gather and enjoy each others company. They all look so happy. Looks like they are enjoying themselves. The Other Genie

Virginia said...

I love the circle of friends in Paris!
V

Esme said...

Great photo-you have to pop over as I do not have this photo but another shot of the locals on the Seine.

PS any suggestions-I am going to head back to Paris later this year and am thinking of a side trip-I just cannot think where.