Saturday, January 13, 2007

What are they doing ?

Look carefully at these silhouettes. What an amazing collection of profiles and characters! What do you think they are looking at? You will know tomorrow...

Que font-ils? Regardez attentivement ces silhouettes. Quelle incroyable collection de personnages et de profils ! Mais que regardent-ils ? Réponse demain...

13 comments:

hpy said...

Les adorateurs du soleil jouent à la pétanque?

Paul Murphy said...

Looks like pétanque to me. A great game for the beach.

alice said...

Ils saluent bv qui termine son jogging sur la plage de Bondi, évidemment! ;-)

don said...

nice shot. Special the boy with his hand. Are the playing pétanque

GiuCe said...

nice shadows... they are happy there :)

Lessie said...

Really like it. (I thought the center one was female, until I noticed his chin was furry. :) )

photowannabe said...

At first I thought they were singing, then I saw what looks like a ball in the person's hand so I guess its a game. I don't know what petanque is .Looking forward to learning about it tomorrow.

Meg in Nelson said...

Petanque, no?

Gail's Man said...

Kylie walking on the beach?

Matthieu said...

Sont-ce des expatriés provençaux qui tirent et pointent les cochonnets australiens aux antipodes ?

eve said...

Great shot! Sydney is an inspiring city to live in don't you think? I met my husband there and lived there for 2 years. I am Dutch now living in New Zealand will be back to see more photo's!

eve nelson new zealand

Nathalie said...

Thanks to all who participated!
Yes you're right everybody, they are playing 'boules' or petanque! The game originates from the south of France. It is played in teams (usually two teams of 3 people each). Each player has two 'boules', metal balls about 10 cms in diameter.
The first player throws a tiny wooden ball (called 'le petit' in French) about 8-10 meters away. Then all team players will try to throw their own balls as close as possible to 'le petit'. One of the tricks may be to push an existing ball away from its position and take its place.It's a precision game. Very entertaining and great for socialising.

Cergie said...

Et tous tournés dans le même sens
Très dynamique comme photo, très "instantanée"