Another shot taken during a wonderful day of wandering aimlessly and slowly through the beautiful and ancient streets of Amelia in Umbria.
I fell in love with this beautiful old town, its ancient buildings, which showed the scars and the wear of centuries, its narrow characterful streets and, of course, its lovely people.
The relaxed atmosphere in the place was wonderful: like this little motorcycle abandoned right next to a "No Parking" sign - in Britain the local constabulary would have removed it and fined the owner, but here it was not causing any obstruction to traffic so it was ignored. Perhaps the fact that the motorcycle bears the name "Liberty" has something to do with it?
Shot in RAW and converted and edited in PSE9.
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bayno (18340) 2012-01-03 8:12
Hi John, this is classic italian style with not any respect for the other people this one of the aspect of my people that i hate, in Rome is terrible...what you show us is just a scooter, but it is easy to find cars parked in the third row, happened to me many times to play the horn for several minutes to get out from my parking, some flexibility is good, but not total anarchy, nice reportage, Valter
holmertz (34647) 2012-01-03 11:05
This is an amusing observation with a lot of Italian flavour. A scooter, so very typical, and not caring too much for rules made by others also rings an Italian bell. (I am probably being very prejudiced now.)
williewhistler (11266) 2012-01-04 2:16
Hello John,that wall looks as if it`s been bashed about a bit,not the best place to leave a nice new scooter I would have thought...
I enjoy the contrast between the old and the new.
Best wishes Les.
- Copyright: John Cannon (tyro) (17250)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-08-01
- Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Transportation, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L USM, Hoya 77mm Pro1D UV(0)
- Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-01-03 6:23