May 15, 2011

Petanque in Saratoga, CA

"What is petanque?" wonder people in the street.
They will soon find out, thanks to Devin Utter's passion for the game.

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May 6, 2011

Paris at night - Place Dauphine

Just a bunch of friends who, after work, had drinks and/or dinner and decided to do a quick game before calling it a night. Below you see the same Place Dauphine on a sunny afternoon.

Louis de Funès - Petanque picnic

From the classic 1964 movie, Le Gendarme de St Tropez.
Gendarme Cruchot (de Funès) wants to impress his new boss, sergeant major Gerber (Michel Galabru) during a petanque party with his deputies. As usual, it backfires.
Besides being funny as hell, it depicts so well how petanque can - and should - be played anywhere. A Sunday afternoon picnic in the woods? Bring out the boules.