Tuesday, 21 August 2012

La bise

Saying hello the French way ("la bise", kiss of friendship) outside a café on place Saint-Louis on Saturday. Outside temperature 37° (just short of 100°F). No A/C... This is actually a reflection in a mirror inside the café.

Café place Saint-Louis. Température extérieure 37°. Ceci est en fait un reflet dans le miroir du café.

19 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Lovely looking place, but I'm afraid I'd need more than "la bise" to make up for the heat and no A/C!! Great shot as always, Ciel! Hope you're staying cool!

Robert Geiss said...

Danke für die Erinnungen an Frankreich.

Etwas kühler hier. Einen guten Dienstag dir.

LONDONLULU said...

That is a lovely silhouetted shot, but I would've positively melted at those temperatures with no A/C! Hope you're staying cool somehow!

Olivier said...

ah vivement l'hiver...belles silhouettes

raf said...

Got to love the French way of saying hello, Ciel, but also love that great silhouette capture!

Michelle said...

I often wish we had that way of saying hello here.

Bob Crowe said...

That's hot! We have gone back to summer normal.

La bise is problematic for Americans. It's not at all part of the culture. However, it's not unusual on the upper end of the economic spectrum. Those are the people who have spent some time in Europe. It can be quite awkward if you are in the border between middle class and privileged.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

True friendship doesn't care about the temperature :-)

Randy said...

Wow that was a warm day. I don't miss those temps.

Dave said...

Nice shot, that warm.

Malyss said...

La problematique de la bise à la française! Je t'en envoie plein, tiens!
Nous on a un "petit" 34°, cool! :o)

Cezar and Léia said...

ahhh bah oui, c'est magnifique!
je vais t’envoyer un e-mail avec une photo. :)
bises
Léia

joo said...

Oh, inside must be cooler and nicer:)
We have a wave of heat here as well...well, it's summer after all, isn't it?
Have a great day Ciel!

VP said...

Glad we missed the canicule there, but she got us here at last!

Thérèse said...

Mais bon tu te trouves du bon côté de la porte...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It won't be long before we're back to those temps Ciel. You see I knew I had French blood, that's my favorite way of greeting!! Keep cool.

Halcyon said...

Love the bise in the golden light. Beautiful silhouette.

Rob Mandy said...

C' est un art... Tu l' as peut etre vu chez Jilly, mais si non...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9m0OEpE0z8&feature=youtu.be

Loree said...

It's hot everywhere. I think I am going to go mad :(