Thursday, 17 October 2013

La révérence

So... yesterday's courtesan was teaching the public how to correctly bow (men) and curtsy (women)! Only one person 'guessed' but I'm guessing that person knew!

Donc... le courtisan d'hier apprenait au public à faire la révérence ! Seule une personne a "deviné", mot inapproprié puisque la personne savait probablement !

17 comments:

Andrew Fulton said...

I would never have guessed... and it's so polite we should bring it back pronto.

Sylvia K said...

I love it!! Fun captures the past two days!! Always look forward to your posts, Ciel! Hope your week is going well!

Jack said...

I love this! If I had been there, I would have volunteered to be taught how to bow. One never knows when a skill like that would be helpful.

Kay L. Davies said...

I remember being taught to curtsy when I was young. We have Royal visits in Canada from time to time, and I saw Queen Elizabeth when she was still a princess, a month before my fifth birthday. I wasn't close enough to be required to curtsy, however.
I wouldn't have guessed, from yesterday's photo, what the courtesan was doing, but it was fun to find out.
K

LONDONLULU said...

I would love to learn to curtsy properly. My only lesson was faraway childhood ballet lessons...and those are hilariously exaggerated 'curtsies'!

Randy said...

I would have been the one that would just watch from the back.

Tash said...

terrific capture! love the contrasting personna.

Cezar and Léia said...

Franchement, c'est bien trop compliqué pour moi, à cause de mes douleur du nerf sciatique! c'est la catastrophe! Je me sens comme un robot rouillé! :O ui!sans blague!
Léia

Dina said...

Ahh, the good old ways!
What a great photo.

Thérèse said...

Preuve que je dois remonter dans le temps et visionner le billet d'hier...

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Nothing like learning from the best, does he show his technique on youtube?

Tanya Breese said...

darn, i should have know, we learned that in williamsburg!

Lowell said...

Oh that's what you were talking about! I'll pass; would probably strain my back and pull a muscle in my leg. They actually give lessons in this stuff? Amazing!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Ah! Mystery solved.. and solved so elegantly :)

VP said...

Very elegant, but I am not sure to be flexible enough for this...

thirtysevenandcounting said...

I don't think I've curtsied since I was a young girl, and that was only from being taught to do so. Never had occasion to do so otherwise.

I love Wayne (Woody), whatever's comment!

~Lindy

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm not sure I would bow or curtsy precisely. I always feel like such a klutz. :)