Photo Uploaded: Mar 08 2013 23:02:22 GMT Taken: 2011:05:05 09:08:12 Manufacturer: Canon Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T2i Aperture: F7.1 Shutter: 1/320 sec ISO: 100 Flash: No (Turned off)
"The game of boules, otherwise known as pétanque , is perhaps the sport that is closest to French hearts. Similar to British lawn bowling or Italian bocce , the French version is traditionally played with metallic balls on a dirt surface beneath plane trees, with a glass of pastis at hand. The local boulodrome is a social focal point in southern France.
The object of the game is to throw your balls — usually with somewhat of an arched back-spin — so that they land closer to the small object ball (cochonnet ) than those of your opponent, or strike and drive the object ball toward your other balls and away from your opponent's".
This photo was taken either in Belgium or the Netherlands..Not sure which country.