Sunday, February 17, 2013

Dreaming of France -- People Watching

Please join this weekly meme. Grab a copy of the photo above and link back to An Accidental Blog. Share with the rest of us your passion for France. Did you read a good book set in France? See a movie? Take a photo in France? Have an adventure? Eat a fabulous meal or even just a pastry? Or if you're in France now, go ahead and lord it over the rest of us. We can take it.
Maybe we can all satisfy our yearnings for France, until we get there again.
People in France look so different from people in the United States.
While sitting in a cafe along Rue Mouffetarde, I took a few shots.
I was focusing on people wearing scarves, but as you can see, I also captured a man carrying a baguette along the street, a paper wrapped around it.

This woman does not look like she is getting what she wants out of the day as she and her man do some shopping, but her scarf is a complicated affair guaranteed to keep her neck warm.
Men frequently wear scarves in France, but not so much in the U.S., although it's becoming more common. I think some men still consider it too effeminate.


Jackie McGuinness said...

I love how classy people love in Europe. My husband bought his first scarf last year in Prague (it was cold and I convinced him it would make a difference) now he is a complete believer in scarves!!

Also loved how many people I saw carrying baguettes when we were in Paris in August.

Dianne said...

I love to see men wearing scarves ....very French and very classy .... Oh! and they also wear a little touch of parfum.

Esme said...

I love looking at all the different scarves. I think the men are quite fashionable with their scarves.

Derek said...

I love France. One of the big affairs in my life centred around Villeneuve-sur-Lot.
Thanks for bringing back happy memories for me.

Louise said...

What a fun post. It's almost impossible to take a street shot and not capture someone carrying a baguette! One of my favourite photos from my last trip was a man walking with wine and a baguette, smoking. The French do wear scarves so well, we don't see many men wearing scarves here either, which is a shame.

Sim Carter said...

I love the look of French men - I know they come in all sizes but there is a lean, lounging body type that seems fairly common.

Alexa said...

It's true—it's not only French women who can turn a scarf into an emblem of chic! [Hi, Paulita—Found your blog through Virginia at Paris Through My Lens. Hope to be joining in at least on the 1st of each month (when I post to my Paris blog), and will try to visit more often.]

Jacqui Brown said...

Hello, I'm sure you would love the book set in france I read this week, so I've linked it up.

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