Sunday, July 24, 2005

Paris Plage at night


OK, I can hear you now: "enough of this Paris Plage thing, we got the idea now!!". Well I thought another one, at night, would be nice, so here it is. It shows another part of the "beach" where they installed tables and parasols so you can enjoy a beer or coke - or wine I suppose!! - and special fields to play Boules - also called Pétanque.
La Pétanque is very French a game that originated in the south. Players have two metal balls that fit in the palm and must throw them (a few meters ahead, not far away) the closest possible to a small wooden ball called Le cochonet. Well these are the basic rules, there are official and very strict rules and if you're interested they are listed here - in English.

18 comments:

  1. Wow Eric - This one should be the official post card for Paris Plage! Beautiful lighting and I love the blur of motion.

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  2. That looks like so much fun. Has the weather cooled down enough to enjoy being outside?

    You're very talented, thank you so much for your photos.

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  3. Thank you Anonymous and Michèle. Actually the weather has cooled down so much that it's almost cold today and rainy!!

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  4. Great shot, my favorite of Paris Plage so far! And I do miss Pétanque, although I was always a rather lousy player... I need to buy a good set, but those balls are so heavy that it would be a pain to lug them back to the U.S.!

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  5. Eric, is the street closed to traffic at night or the whole month while the plage is going on? It looks like a great place to go. Thanks so much for your photos. Makes me feel as though I am there.
    Deb

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  6. > Debs. Actually yes the road (some might even add "and France"!) is closed one month between July 21 and August 21... Which, of course, is pretty bad for traffic but not too much, for it's the summer break and a lot of Parisians go away to the Riviera or other vacation places.

    I am glad you enjoy this serie of Paris Plage pictures. Thanks for thanking me!

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  7. wow u r too cool...came across your blog accidenly and lvoed it and thanks to u i stated loving paris more now... i hope i come down sometime to paris ..sigh...
    great snaps sir ~~~

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  8. Paris Plage at Night is a visual cornucopia...yellow jersey to you Eric
    Craggles

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  9. i'm glad that you took this picture, because it is beautiful. the reflection of street lights...this is what we call the atmosphere of paris - mellow!!

    i'm loving it!

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  10. Eric,
    it's interesting how you captured the night down below, yet a blue sky still above. I can even see a cloud.

    Very pretty.

    Erica

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  11. Wonderful photo and I love the progression of photos here.

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  12. marrant, la photo me fait tout de suite penser a un renoir. les gens un peu tachetes. les lumieres dans le fond. on pourrait presque dire que c'est de l'art... ;-))

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  13. fantastique photographie!

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  14. That's a great story. Waiting for more. »

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