Was in Campo dei Fiori where there are all kinds of people doing their thing including this guy who was just being Italian with his shades and his acqua con limone. I took the shot because he epitomized “the Italian” just sitting there.
Trying something new here today. Had this old photo I shot in Rome in the mid nineties that I thought I’d run through Instagram before posting it here to see how’d it fit in. This was a funny scene that just sort of happened in split second. This was shot in Piazza Navona in Rome in early evening where the was a photo shoot of the model on the left. Out of the blue comes in this drunk guy with bottle in hand and he decides to get in the act with the model. Loved his expression and italian gesture with his arm. He was having a great time crashing the photo shoot.
I’m reaching into the archives for this one but it’s a shot of one of the oddest places I think I’ve ever been. This place is called Alberobello and it in the heel of Italy (Puglia). You’re looking at the typical houses of the region called Trulli. You half expect Smurfs to walk out any minute when you’re there. The food in the Puglia region is some of the best in Italy – very different than what you generally think of when it comes to food. Here it’s much more Greek-like and even touches of Middle Eastern food. Most Americans never visit this part of Italy but Puglia is a gem of a region in which to spend travel and culinary time. Click the link in the text for a map of where this is and click the image for more detail.
I hopped on the back of my good Roman friend’s Scooter and we took off from his office across town for a late afternoon apertivo at Bar Rosati. This trip takes you from Via delle Quattro Fontane over to Piazza del Popolo with a bit of Largo Chigi and the Tiber in between. I thought it’d be cool to shoot a photo every so many minutes along the short ride.