Saturday, 8 March 2014

L'attente

Once you are at Notre-Dame market, you have to wait and be very patient. Some stalls have endless queues! How madam was going to get all those plastic bags (eek) onto her bicycle is beyond VDP!

Une fois au marché, il faut s'armer de patience car autour de certains stands se forment des queues impressionnantes ! VDP n'est pas restée pour voir comment madame allait s'en sortir avec sa foultidude de pochons en plastoc à mettre sur le vélo...

23 comments:

Sunnybrook Farm said...

I like all of the yellow, it just belongs at a market place. I used to go into the city to take photos at the market that had a yellow fabric roof but they replaced it with a blah color, yuk!

William Kendall said...

It certainly looks like a vibrant market, and reminds me of one here.

Sylvia K said...

I do love markets like this and we do have some great ones in the northwest, but I don't like having to fight the crowds!!! Great shots as always, Ciel! Have a lovely weekend!!

Michelle said...

I would love to have a market like this in my town!

RedPat said...

Our markets are still indoors for the winter. It will be interesting to see when it will be warm enough for the outdoor farmers markets to start up again. That lady's bags may pull the bike down!

Randy said...

Nothing like a good market with lots of goodies.

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

A great image. I love the colour and energy of markets, especially in France. If there is a crowd
i use my waiting time to observe other shoppers and take in the atmosphere. Cordialement.

La sonrisa de Hiperión said...

Estupendas las fotos que nos has dejado, un placer haberme pasado por tu espacio.

Saludos y buen fin de semana.

Stuart said...

We quickly figured out that here the long lines indicated the best vendors. I think sometimes it's worth the wait and sometimes not. But what fun trying to sort them all out !

llandudnopictures said...

Busy, popular place... hope madam made it home safely ;-)

Dina said...

Ha, it is so much calmer than any Israeli market.
BTW, your title, L'attente, was the name of my first cell [room] when I volunteered at the Swiss monastery.

VP said...

Queues at the stalls? That's why I prefer supermarkets: markets are wonderful to browse, but they are full of customers with a lot of time in their hands...

cieldequimper said...

The older I get, the more I hate supermarkets...

EG CameraGirl said...

Riding a bike with so many bags sounds like a possible disaster about to happen.

José Mendonça said...

I would have waited to see her riding the bike! LOL!

Small City Scenes said...

She probably is well practices on juggling so many bags on her bike.

As to your comment: I posted my blog at a little after 10PM. Where did you get 4? MB

Birdman said...

When my mind is made, I'm not good with patience. Must learn.

Tanya Breese said...

what a wonderful market! i hope she made it home without losing anything!

Loree said...

Well, maybe she's one of those very optimistic types :)

Karl Demetz said...

Patience is not my forte, but this is a nice place to look around...

Virginia said...

I love the street markets no matter how long I have to wait.
V

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

She needs a basket for those bags!

It's refreshing to see outdoor activities after being cooped up for many weeks, thanks!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Now you see she needed a Versailles shopping bag.. but she's not having mine :) Love the market scene Ciel.