Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Bassin de la Villette - pétanque XXII



Bassin de la Villette


If you really want to be among the Parisians, take a stroll along the quais of Bassin de la Villette on any weekend.  It is a delightful spot for a picnic and for watching people.


Perhaps you will stop in Bar l'Ourcq for some 
boules and a game of pétanque with friends.




Bassin de la Villette
Quai de la Loire
75019, Paris
Métro Laumière

15 comments:

sylvia kirkwood said...

Sounds like a fun weekend to me!! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!
Hugs
Sylvia

Cezar and Léia said...

Nice picture!They look very concentrated in this game!
:)
Léia

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Looks like a Strategy Game !

Malyss said...

I'm glad about this picture because it shows that not only old people play games, but young and fashion people too!

Tamera said...

It's great to see that the game of pétanque is alive and well!

Joe said...

They do look engrossed in their game Genie.

Starman said...

Villette is a great area with a number of interesting things to see and experience.

Siddhartha Joshi said...

It does look like a great place for people watching :)

Herm said...

Great game and the tradition of "la Fannie" adds some color. Do have the scoreboard?

http://herms-rhyme-thyme.blogspot.com/2012/05/petanque.html

Herm in Phoenix, AZ

c'est Jeff ici said...

Boules is played all over Paris in parks. I love to sit and watch. It's a very democratic game ... young and old, rich and poor, a great mixture of people enjoying some time together. And so serious with so little contention. Did you ever see a serious argument over a boules game?

JoeinVegas said...

The players always seem so serious

Alexa said...

Wow—you're up to XXII? That's a lot of pétanque, mon amie! (I love this in b and w.)

Daryl said...

what great faces!

Janey and Co. said...

Great idea. Love to people watch!

Randy said...

You captured a nice moment there.