Monday, November 19, 2012

Rue de la Roquette - café et bar

Rue de la Roquette

There is much to observe in this photo but when shooting I saw none of it.
It just looked like a warm, sunny afternoon in October on a sidewalk terrace.

Rue de la Roquette
75011, Paris


Pierre BOYER said...

Belle journée,


AJEYA RAO said...

de la bière, s'il vous plaît :-)

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

You're brave photographing people like this!

Joe said...

I agree Genie there is much to notice. His table is full, hers is empty. He looks like he's finished his drinks, it seems she hasn't started. Looks like they didn't arrive together. He is dominating the conversation at this moment. She's listening but something tells me she's. about to disagree with him.

Paulita said...

I noticed that the menu is mostly in English -- does that mean tourists frequent this place? I'm hosting the "Dreaming of France" meme today if you want to play along. Here’s my Dreaming of France meme

M said...

A wealth of ideas for speculation can be found in this photo ... You could use it for launching short story themes!

Daryl said...

J'adore photos like this .. they tell stories .. this one might even inspire a novel!

This is Belgium said...

still thinking about your dernier train shot !
I guess my son getting stuck was more traumatic to his mom than I would have admitted when it was happening..
a train from Mobile to New Orleans would be super, wouldn't it ! hope I live long enough to see it happen and be able to take it !
and rue de la roquette looks tempting too by the way.

Alexa said...

I was struck right away by the curious combination of French and English on the menu: Cheap Beer in English, but Bière Supérieure en français. What's the message there, do you suppose? :~}

jennyfreckles said...

Isn't that the fun thing about photos - to contemplate a split second for eternity?

Kristie Franklin said...

He looks like he is telling her something she isn't buying! Ha Is that graffiti on the walls behind them? :)

Starman said...

This looks like the cafe down the street from our apartment on rue Maillard.

Randy said...

Nice b&w shot.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

anni, what a scare!

Starman, I think that rue Maillard does intersect rue de la Roquette, but this is just past the glass-front church, within 4 or 5 blocks of Bastille. I could not find the address.

Alexa, I thought that the mixture of languages was interesting, too, but you really tuned into the fact that the cheap stuff was written in English - hah!

Jennyfreckles, you are absolutely correct. So much of the delight in returning home is to dwell on the details of what you may not have actually seen. That sounds odd, n'est-ce pas?

Paulita, I was late, but just made it!

AJEYA, we will order the "superior" beer for you!

Duncan, I am pretty brazen behind the lens of a camera... a telephoto lens.


Starman said...

Actually, rue Maillard and rue de la Roquette run parallel to each other up to Père Lachaise.

Louise said...

Shots of an ordinary scene can be so fascinating. There is much to notice as you say.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I love this one Genie and the fact that when you downloaded it there was so much to find. Ditto everything that Joe said, but the fact that her table is empty, could it be that she is a waitress just sitting for a minute to chat with a customer? Ah we will never know!