Thursday, March 21, 2013

Pétanque X - Jardin du Luxembourg



Jardin du Luxembourg


On my next trip to Paris I would like to play a game of Pétanque
but the regulars of Jardin du Luxembourg (and Tuileries)
would not likely embrace this American beginner.


Perhaps a trip to Bassin de la Villette in the 19ème 
would be a better place to start.


Jardin du Luxembourg
75006, Paris

19 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Sounds like a great place to start, Genie!!! I do get the feeling that you're ready for another trip to Paris soon!! I know I would be!!
Hugs
Sylvia

martinealison said...

Rendez-vous aussi dans le sud de la France... ou alors un jeu différent celui de la lyonnaise à Lyon !...
Un petit crochet chez moi s'impose alors, car c'est dans ma région qu'on fabrique les boules de pétanque : les boules Obut...

Une jolie photo. Le choix du noir et blanc est excellent.

Gros bisous ma chère amie et merci pour ce si joli commentaire laissé sur mon blog.

martinealison said...

Un petit lien... Bisous

http://www.labouleobut.com/l-entreprise/musee-international-petanque-et-boules.html

Starman said...

martinealison is right, Lyon is a fabulous city.

Joe said...

A bit of practice and I'm sure you could take on the challenge Genie.

c'est Jeff ici said...

Fabulous image, I love the play of shapes, textures, and lines.

Shell Sherree said...

I'm sure you'd find some helpful people who'd love to help you learn, Genie!

M said...

Fantastic idea! I will pitch in to rent some boules and we can spend a lovely afternoon with all the other people at the Bassin... But, do you really think that you would be able to stay in the circle as long as you were supposed to and not be tempted to step out and take photos???? Bisous!

brattcat said...

you'll most likely need to do something active after eating all of yesterday's macarons.

Cezar and Léia said...

This is an interesting fun game!Great picture!
Léia

Paulita said...

Nice close up shot. I bet those shoes have played plenty of games of petanque.

Tanya Breese said...

what a great photo!

JoeinVegas said...

I too would like to try - it looks absorbing

Jeanie said...

I saw people doing this at Tuileries but in my ignorance, I thought it was boules!

ALAIN said...

La pétanque, comme le bridge, ou le golf est un milieu très fermé.

Alexa said...

Oh, I don't know, Genie—a cute southern belle like you ought to be able to flirt her way in!

Mary said...

I'm not very coordinated, so i would likely miss the balls. lol. Great photo!

Louise said...

What a lovely picture. I'd love to play a game of petanque in Paris too. Are the sets supplied by the park, or do people bring their own? We have a set at home- but don't use it often enough, it is a fun game though, great for backyard barbeques.

Stan said...

Marvelous 'minimalist' image!!! So simple, but yet, what stories one's imagination can take flight. Love it!!