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P027: faucons de nuit

2015.01.27
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Tom Waits' song obviously goes with this.

The post title is the tongue-in-cheek French translation of title of the haunting, powerful painting by Edward Hopper, Nighthawks. Well, I'm in France and that's about the only thing my iPhone snapshot has in common with this iconic painting.

If you look carefully at Hopper's work, you'll notice that none of the figures is looking at anyone else, a thing that always comes to mind when I see people sitting alone in a café. It's something I've already discussed here as far back as 2009.
13 Comments
marilynx I love your image. When Des is away I often take a crossword along to our local P. M. U.
I treat myself to a communard and a coffee and pass an enjoyable hour.
No one disturbs me!
marilynx · 2015-01-27: 10:07
angil That Edward Hopper painting is so powerful, and the song is the perfect match for a great post.
angil · 2015-01-27: 10:09
StillBill Great post !
StillBill · 2015-01-27: 10:10
busybee Great setting.....
busybee · 2015-01-27: 10:57
Lsample Seems like a place that has been doing the same thing the same way for a long, long time. Great post. On couch with fam watching a blizzard wind down outside. Hope you are well.
Lsample · 2015-01-27: 12:58
yellodog Not sure I agree with your impression of "Nighthawks", it seems to me that the barrista and the guy next to the moll could be trading one liners. Nice cafe.
yellodog · 2015-01-27: 14:21
pcmcgarry Your image is very powerful as well,its going in my faves. I enjoyed the Neil armstrong joke, even made wifie giggle.
pcmcgarry · 2015-01-27: 14:41
karmankwarner Nice post. Interesting that first thing I noticed way the generation gap. Young/phone.....Older/newspaper. She is very open, he is very closed off. That is the counselor training in me. I love the colorfulness of this place.
karmankwarner · 2015-01-27: 16:26
karabana I don't see the Nighthawks connection. I like all there is to look at here, the colourful flags, even the dull aged world map and tables, the solo diners, and what I imagine is soaking in the jar on the bar. I'd like to know what's on the menu.
karabana · 2015-01-27: 20:08
Yokai Relaxing place with nice atmosphere !
Yokai · 2015-01-27: 20:32
LouiH I am too social to sit alone for long, I would try my hand at interaction, just can't help myself....its me!

And I find the flags to be interesting, a very thought provoking post
LouiH · 2015-01-27: 21:06
MoMac Great capture but this resembles IMHO A famous painting I've forgotten who maybe Monet or Manet , with two sitting at a table in a bar drinking. Help me I can't for the life of me remember who did it but have the image clearly in my mind?
MoMac · 2015-01-28: 08:09
va000119 Would it be Manets , A Bar At The Folies-Bergere. People almost hang out a do not disturb sign on their heads don`t they..:-))
va000119 · 2015-01-28: 09:20
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