Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Jardin du Luxembourg - Marrons chauds?


Jardin du Luxembourg


Marrons chauds, Chupa-Chups, an embrace, a sideways glance...


Despite this being a city of rules and red tape, 
I do not think that these two gendarmes were going to check her license and work papers.


souriant...



Jardin du Luxembourg
75006, Paris

31 comments:

Sylvia K said...

I love it!! And, OH, it is SO French!! How did you get such a perfect capture!! The perfect way to end my day, Genie!!

Hugs
Sylvia

martinealison said...

Bonjour ma très chère Génie,
Je suis très heureuse de te retrouver toi et tes merveilleux clichés après mes longues semaines d'absence... Le retour est difficile. L'Afrique est un pays si dépaysant...
Je n'ai pas encore complètement vidé mes valises, je suis un peu désorientée... Je suis allée en revanche à l'atelier !

Une très jolie photo qui donne une autre image de notre gendarmerie ! Je ne dirai pas de mal d'elle étant donné que mon fils et mon gendre sont dans la gendarmerie !!

Gros bisous à toi ma chère amie.

Vreni said...

Ça c´est Paris!!!

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:
We have similar chestnut sellers here on the streets of Budapest throughout the winter months. We love them for the 'local colour' which they bring to our daily lives.

Joe said...

This shot made me smile Genie. The gendarme on the left seems so amused by the advances of his friend and the Madam Chestnut seems a little taken aback. Grin.

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

Nice collection of stimuli in this photo Genie!
Duncan In Kuantan

Dianne said...

Smiling Gendarmes ..... just gorgeous Genie.

Cezar and Léia said...

I think the lady is an old friend of them!Lovely picture!
Hmmm delicious treats there!
Hugs and a nice day
Léia

*** little LUNA is sending purrs and love to your heart!

Andy said...

Genie you captured some great facial expressions. Way to go!

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

A cheeky image. A fine example of "a picture speaks a thousand words".
I haven't heard from you for a while. I trust all is running smoothly in your corner of the world Genie. Bisous

s.c said...

A very nice image. I also taste the marrons again by seeing this picture.

biebkriebels said...

The lady seems not so amused to be embraced, but the two gendarmes do..., you can make a story with this photo!

This is Belgium said...

Très Paris !!
we have the right weather for marrons chauds today!
belle journée
anni

M said...

Great shot! Such a rich tapestry of Parisian expressions!!!

brattcat said...

what a delightful capture.

Lisa Graham Art said...

I just love the expression you caught on the man on the right!

JoeinVegas said...

I'm just thinking of eating them. Hot shells peeling off, warm.

Daryl said...

tres charming moment

JudyMac said...

Nice picture! I snapped a pic of this same lady last fall ... but no gendarmes. :-)

quantum satis said...

nice shot

TheChieftess said...

A little kiss for some free marrons chauds???

ALAIN said...

Les agents,
sont de braves gens,
etc...

Kristie Franklin said...

So, what can we deduce from one smiling gendarme, one gendarme up close and personal in the face of a chestnut vendor? "Sometimes you feel like a nut and sometimes you don't."

Starman said...

Did they kiss before or after you took your shot?

Randy said...

What a fun photo.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Martine, I am so glad to know that you have returned. I have a difficult time in emptying my suitcase after a trip, lingering in the glow of memories. Re-entry is hard! Congratulations to your son and son-in-law. I know that you are proud of your gendarmes.

This cheerful woman is a regular at this eastern entrance to the gardens. I believe that the two gendarmes know her well. Kristie, I do not recollect. It was happening so quickly and Virginia, Holly and I looked like crazy paparazzi snapping photos of this scene. I do love this candid slice of Parisian Sunday afternoon life.

Thank you for all your interest and comments. As we say in the South, thank all y'all.

Bises,
Genie

Melissa said...

What a great capture! I can't stop looking at this photo...and smiling :)

Walter Beckham said...

Ooh La La!

Virginia said...

I loved this Paris moment as well. Aren't we lucky!
V

beatrice De said...

Chaud les baisers.

Paper ! She might been knought from a long time. On top of that, elle a un visage pâle !

beatrice De said...

Une photo digne de Cartier Bresson. Rappelez-vous, *le baiser*, à la libération de Paris.