Monday, February 3, 2014

Le Violoniste



The Violinist


The sounds coming from his violin were clear and mesmerizing.  Asking permission for the photo, he nodded in return.  Clicking twice, I thanked him for his music, dropped a tip, and walked on my way as he gave me the hint of a smile.


I hope that all who passed this corner enjoyed a pleasant break from the noise of the street, replaced by the strains of Bach from this single violinist.



Métro St. Germain des Prés
in front of Église Saint Germain des Prés
75006, Paris





18 comments:

Alain said...

Une vieillesse difficile.

Joe said...

Gosh - I admire street performers like this. Especially the violin. The strains from violin strings seem to carry so far.

Debs said...

He looks so cold!

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

I wonder if he took home a decent pay?!

sawdustagain said...

The Parisien street performers were a highlight of my trip. Un Violoniste was even performing on the Metro.

M said...

Music-filled streets ... Beautiful Paris!

William Kendall said...

A fine portrait.

Halcyon said...

At least you got a half smile! ;-)

Stuart said...

You are the double exception of tourists... asked permission... left a tip. Bravo !

Birdman said...

Must have been eerie on a brisk morning. You and birds enjoyed it.

Jeanne said...

ahhh….I can hear him play…makes me miss Paris even more:-)

Randy said...

Great shot. I love violin music.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I believe that he may have a good spot for playing. The sidewalks are wide enough so that he is not crowded. He is right at the entrance of a Métro station, and he is in a very populated area (with tourists) in front of Saint Germain des Prés.

It was early enough that there was little competition from street noise.

Thank you all...
Bises,
Genie

Alexa said...

Hope he enjoyed his own music too. Nice portrait, Genie!

Starman said...

Just one of the things that make Paris so special.

Linda said...

Beautiful. Lovely photo.

Virginia said...

I saw him twice as I made my way to the apt. and back!
V

Photoerrances said...

Violin at Saint-Germain-des-Prés, it's really Paris, past and wonderful years when there were so much artists.