08 October 2008

Eze Village - the Espresso


With two important hotel/restaurants in the village, it's no surprise to pass some of the men and women who work in them. This young man is taking a coffee break from his work at the Chateau Eza.

15 comments:

Kate said...

I don't imagine the ambiance where he is perched is the same as where he works, but what a great photo! He looks a little fatigued, or perhaps he's only pensive.

Tanya said...

I truly enjoy your people pictures :)

Ilse said...

I second Tanya. I so enjoy your site. This is a great moment in the day of a life. A slightly fatigued or pensive waiter--a man of the public--having a private moment. That's Monte Carlo for you. A waiter in a suit? I do not think there is a single waiter in Boston wearing a suit. I even know some lawyers who almost never wear a suit.

Nathalie said...

Geeez Jilly, this is GRAND!
How are you doing it????
Your portraits are turning to real knock-outs every time. I'm green with envy.

Virginia said...

I agree with Nathalie, they are getting better every day. This one is first class (just like the restaurant where he works) Monsieur looks so sad! I hope his girlfriend didn't break his heart!

David -- www.CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Jilly and Nathalie,
Thank you for your comments yesterday regarding my story about the champagne glasses from the Chateau d' Chevre d' Or. Actually, each glass was packed in a separate box, and all of the separate boxes were then packed in an outer box. The bowl of the glass was separated from the stem, so the box was probably dropped, rather than being poorly packed.

However, I agree that they should have shipped another glass, particularly because we bought 8 of them at 89 Euros each. They made a nice profit on the sale of 8 glasses that they could have made good on the replacement of the one glass, particularly because they picked the shipper and they failed to insure the shipment.

Your reaction to the champagne glass story I left in yesterday's comment has inspired me to share the rest of the story of the quest for the replacement champagne glass. It will take us to Rheims, center of the champagne industry, and to the street in Paris where the wholesale crystal companies are located.

Unfortunately, I have a full day of work to do, so I will have to return to your site in the next day or two to finish the story, if you can forgive me for leaving only this teaser at this time.

crittoria said...

I could use one of those right about now...

Anonymous said...

Looks like it must be a great cup of coffee for wind down time! impeccably dressed man.

Laurie said...

Oh Jilly, this may be my new favorite! I love everything about this shot -- the composition, the contrast of that modern man against those ancient stones, that wonderful coffee cup... ahhhhh! So good.

REmind me what kind of camera you use again? You have that great little paparazzi lens, don't you?

Beautiful work, my lady. Just fabulous.

www.niamhphotography.com said...

fabulous candid. so well caught.

Halcyon said...

It does not look like a very comfy spot for a break, but I'm sure the coffee is good!

Mo said...

This is a fabulous shot. i love the mood you have captured, the way the light falls and the action of stirring the coffee. Just brilliant.

Sharon said...

What a wonderful picture. The setting, the man dressed in his best suit, and his expression. Wonderful.

Sally said...

I just love this picture - one of the best ever "slice of life" photos I have seen. it is worthy of being sold to a major publication!

rob said...

Mounted in the rock almost imprisoned in it and only with an espresso. I wonder if it has enough sugar it to sweeten his day! Great candid! Brava!

Roberto
Trieste Daily Photo

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