Friday, July 3, 2015

Bassin de la Villette Petanque

Bassin de la Villette

Where you find the smooth "Paris dirt" 
which I believe is a fine limestone gravel,
you will find people playing Petanque.  

It is not a game limited to the "old timers" you see in Louxembourg Gardens
 or Tuileries, but a game enjoyed by friends 
and family of of ages, gender, and generations.

bon weekend

Bassin de la Villette
75019, Paris


Siddhartha Joshi said...

What is going on? What are those balls?

Joe said...

Their expressions suggest that they are taking their game quite seriously Genie.

Revrunner said...

Certainly more interest being shown there than I've seen recently at some baseball games here. :-)

Alexa said...

Some day I'm going to learn to play—then see if some one will let me (that might be the hard part!

William Kendall said...

I've seen it played here once.

Randy said...

Looks like fun.

Jack said...

A very fine black and white bit of street photography. Nice, Genie.