Friday, February 1, 2013

Pétanque et un parapluie


Jardin des Tuileries


Never daunted by a few drops of rain, 
these gentlemen gather daily to play their games of pétanque.  


A well-worn parapluie* provides scant protection from the deluge this day.



*parapluie = umbrella


Jardin des Tuileries
75001, Paris
Métro Tuileries

27 comments:

Sylvia K said...

That umbrella does look as though it could use some help in keeping the rain off those gentlemen!! What a fun shot for the day, Genie! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

That's a good spirit !

Shantaram said...

Does petanque have a water hazard? The game must go on!

Pierre BOYER said...

Sympa...

Pierre

Dianne said...

The game must go on rain or hail ... I just love that battered old parapluie- so much character.

Cezar and Léia said...

They really love this game! :)
Cool choice for the day theme!
Léia

Joe said...

I admire their commitment Genie. They must be so dedicated to the game and their friends. Salut J.

WeekendAbstrait said...

Bonjour Genie, j'aime tes photos prisent sur le 'vif', l'instantané, le moment où tu saisi l'instant.
Bonne journée à toi.
CATH.

Shell Sherree said...

That umbrella looks like it's well-loved and has seen many games of boules. I have to confess, we trotted out our set at a family BBQ on New Year's Day and didn't have the dedication {or skills!} these men would have. Bon weekend, dear Genie!

Malyss said...

This umbrella seems to have had a long life!A few raindrops never stop a real petanque player!

M said...

Now, that's dedication!

Tanya Breese said...

i really like this one!

JoeinVegas said...

Yes, it does look well used. But they do need their game fix for the day, nice to be outside.

SRQ said...

A few raindrops won't kill ya, especially for a game of petanque. But, come on...splurge a little and get a new parapluie.

Daryl said...

saw several just like that yesterday when we had torrential rain combined with unbelievable winds ..

Jo said...

nearly time that chap bought himself a new one...

Happy Theme Day :)

Jim said...

good one

Mary said...

Good for them. All the more reason to keep important (and fun) traditions! Rain or shine. :)

Starman said...

Somehow, the phrase "doesn't have enough sense to come in out of the rain" suddenly comes to mind!

Bibi said...

I was about to comment on the fellow's umbrella. Looks like someone aimed their pétanque ball a little too high! :)

Randy said...

Marvelous shot.

Jack said...

I love this one, Genie. I was keeping my eyes open for a crumpled umbrella but didn't see one. Of course, it doesn't rain very often in Florida in the winter and the folks down here don't use umbrellas. (Umbrellae?)

Rob Siemann said...

A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do!

quantum satis said...

Nice picture

EG CameraGirl said...

It sure does look WET there. :))

PerthDailyPhoto said...

So very French Genie, love the battered old 'brella...the game must continue oui! Perfect shot for the theme.

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