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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

You Heard It Here First...Bocce Ball!!

I don't know what surprised me more, seeing someone under 70 palying bocce ball or seeing someone chic playing bocce ball.

Comments on "You Heard It Here First...Bocce Ball!!"

 

Blogger EasyRider said ... (7:10 PM) : 

just a question... in english you say bocce ball?
in italian we say they are plaing "a bocce" and in italian bocce are the... balls!

bye bye

http://parcosempione.blogspot.com/

 

Blogger The Sartorialist said ... (9:41 AM) : 

Oh, I stand corrected. I have alot to learn about this beautiful game.

 

Anonymous Mr. Magoo said ... (12:50 PM) : 

I don't doubt it.

Bar Tabac on Smith Street in Boerum Hill -- the mediocre eaterie of the Bon Vivant set in Brooklyn -- has for several years set up a petanque court (the French bocce) in the middle of Smith Street on Bastille Day.

All the hipsters love it and mimic the genuine, ancient Italian bocce-ballers of Carroll Gardens just up the road.

 

Blogger The Sartorialist said ... (2:25 PM) : 

Mr Magoo
Thanks for the heads up on the old school Italian bocce ballers of Carroll Gardens. I'm always looking for something new to shoot.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:25 AM) : 

i love the tan jacket on black,,,,,

 

Anonymous leticia said ... (7:17 AM) : 

Bocce. Boulle. Petanque. Same, same. But way hip. And way fun. And no-one over 70 in my town even knows what it is. You can come over to my place anytime for a set.

 

Blogger Adam Weiss said ... (1:18 PM) : 

in this pic they are playing the game of Petanque, pronounced "pay-tahnk"
It is a french game.
It is not the same as Bocce Ball.
Not to sound like a snob about it ,
Just to educate.....
They use different balls and a different court. They are as close to one another as soccer and american football.
THX!

 

Blogger Lauren said ... (7:36 PM) : 

Has anyone come across makers of a really beautiful set. I'm looking for a set to give as a gift.

 

Anonymous swarovski jewellery said ... (6:47 AM) : 

Never heard of the game before but looks fun.

 

Blogger Tango K said ... (10:25 AM) : 

Under 70, absolutely.

 

Anonymous Jimmy Saville said ... (12:06 PM) : 

Legend.

 

Anonymous ken hill said ... (2:41 PM) : 

Tan jackets are a classic - they willnever

 

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