Monday, 30 April 2012

When in Rome

Like most travellers in this modern digital age, I took possibly thousands of pictures while travelling through Europe a couple of years back.  Apart from the usual touristy shots, I loved capturing candid images of the local population.  My favourites were the Romans.

Everyone in this shot is caught in intense conversation, save the gentleman to the left.  Here's what I like to think is really going on.  He has taken delight in inviting his secretary out to lunch, not knowing that his wife (in the pink cardigan) has chosen the same restaurant to dine with her bridesmaid, who is filling her in on his every move.

Don't you wish you had the courage to get away with this?  I can just hear her: "I mean, like, what's the point?"

I love the way Roman women dress up, even to do their local shopping.

While the parents are distracted, this little prince is plotting his escape.

Meanwhile in Piazza Navona, these two residents are flirting outrageously with each other high above the crowded piazza.  Note the clever hand signals of the gentleman.  Thumbs up for dining out tonight, while pointing to the chosen restaurant.  Let's hope his wife and her bridesmaid don't pick the same place. 


vexilla regis said...

AVERY fertile imagination!! As I well know!

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Love the commentary!