Saturday, January 9, 2010

100 Strangers: Charles

Charles, the Savoyarde bread man at the Ferney market : Ferney-Voltaire, FR

This is Charles, the Savoyarde bread man from Annecy, France. He's at the Ferney market every Saturday selling his FABULOUS! breads. There are three things the French do well: bread, butter, and cheese. Charles is a lovely Frenchman who always greets his customers with a smile and a twinkle in his eye. When you buy his bread with olives or lardons (bacon bits), he winks and tells you not to share it with your friends! Seeing Charles and buying bread from him is one of the highlights of my Saturday market errands.

Photo copyright: Janet M Kincaid, 1/10


Eeyore said...

Charles and Rob should get together. Their wares are very similar.

cieldequimper said...

Yup, looks good! ;-)

Rob said...

What I wouldn't give to work in his bakery.

slim said...

Wow, a move to France from D.C. I'll be stopping by from time to time. (Saw the news on the CDP portal.)

You are so lucky to have a Saturday market to go to like that. 100 Strangers is a great project to take on in a new locale. That bread makes my mouth water.

Tash said...

Very cool portrait. Yummy spread. As I've mentioned to Maya, Annecy is on my faves list.

Janet M Kincaid said...

Larry: Charles and Rob would have a ball together! I should see if I can get Rob over here and if Charles will take him on as an apprentice.

cieldequimper: Welcome! Is there a cheese you'd recommend to go with this yummy bread?

Rob: I think you should come over here and beg Charles to take you on. Bring some of your bread as evidence.

Slim: I know! Wild turn of events, right? Good to see you again. Thanks for stopping by. I love the Saturday market here. A few weeks ago, someone wrote out the French translation of "Hi, my name is Janet and I'm a photographer. May I take your picture." I have yet to be brave and advertise myself, though.

Tash: Charles is a very cool monsieur! Annecy is lovely.

Maya said...

Great guy! And, GREAT bread! Nice shot of him too. The light is wonderful.