14 June 2008

A fountain in Fontvieille - 2

Here you see a detail from the fountain shown yesterday. When I was photographing earlier, a policeman came out of the nearby police station and asked me what I was doing. I told him I had a Monte Carlo blog and that I was taking shots for it. I asked if that was OK. No problem, he said. Off he went.

As I was photographing this spout, another policeman appeared. Good looking. As I said yesterday, Monte Carlo policeman are genetically programmed to look delicious. He also asked what I was doing. I told him and this time I said, 'You are the second officer to ask what I'm doing. Do you mind telling me why you are asking me. Don't you see tourists taking pics all the time?'

He explained that it was unusual for someone to be photographing detail. He said most tourists photograph the big picture and that's why I'd been asked. And then he told me to 'carry on' and it was just fine.

I still thought it a bit strange.


Laurie Brandriet Keller said...

The more interest you can generate from those handsome boys, the better. In fact, maybe I will come visit over the summer and together we can put together a Monte Carlo policeman essay. Then we can go to other cities around the world to compare. Hmmmm. I forgot I am married, but this would be considered work for you, and I am just assisting with my fine eye for good looking men. Oh my! Oh ... and ... I like the foundtain detail alot, my precious hip chick!

M.Benaut said...

Sounds like you missed an opportunity, here.
He was just wishing you would take his pic. Tut tut.
If at 1st you don't succeed...... !

USelaine said...

Yes, I think you'll have to go back, because you only caught the detail on one of the spouts, and there seem to be three more to cover.

Or maybe they were executing an age old Monegasque pick-up line, and were giving you a second opportunity to respond with the correct "Waters purify our bodies as well as our souls", before lifting your eyebrows and picking a nonexistent speck from his lapel. tsk-tsk.

MmeBenaut said...

What an interesting story, Jilly. Goes to show that they're more than boys with pretty faces, huh?

M.Benaut said...

tsk-tsk indeed !

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

Well at least they seemed to understand what you were doing which is encouraging.

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