Picture of Pétanque being played in Bond Court, Leeds.
I have walked through Bond Court in the Business district of Leeds so many times since I first started this photo blog. One thing I had always wanted to see, I saw yesterday, people playing Pétanque (or Boules) in Bond Court, Leeds.
I have played this game, but not for many years and only ever when I have vacationed in France.
This years sees the 15th Annual Petanque tournament played at Bond Court in Leeds city centre. The teams play for the ColliersCRE Cup, with the games being played at lunchtimes.
There is a nice bronze sculpture, by Roger Burnett, depicting a French petanque player and some spectators overlooking the playing area. I have photographed these statues a couple of times but really wanted to see people actually playing the game here.
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