As a photographer I've been trying to get more comfortable with taking pictures of random people on the street. The best way to learn is to do, right? So here are a few "street scenes" from Catania:
Waiting for church to start?
On the steps of the Catania Duomo
The art of doing nothing
Piazza Duomo, Catania
To truly enjoy a day strolling in an Italian city one must stop at a cafe, sip a coffee beverage, and nibble something delicious. My choice today was a Latte Macchiato and a Calzone.
Refreshments in Elephant Square (aka Piazza Duomo)
Traditional-style puppets on sale for the eager tourist
The gates of Chiesa della Badia di S. Agata
I loved how the fence and the brightly painted car looked together
Shooting from the hip
I just pushed the button on the camera at a random moment and this is what it captured. A motorcycle on the sidewalk, vespas zipping past, pretty typical.
Still showing the effects of Carnivale
Notice the bit of silly string?
Another thing I love to do while strolling the streets in Italy? Stop for random glasses of wine. :)
We ended our evening with a delicious kebab piadine which I should have taken a picture of but I was too busy eating. On our way back to the car I saw an old lady walking her cat. Wait, what? walking her cat?!? People were stopping, pointing and quietly laughing as this old lady tried to maneuver her cat down the sidewalk. I turned to go back and take pictures and people quickly stepped out of my way so I could record the moment.
Um, yeah...I think the cat had other ideas than going where the lady wanted to go. Too funny! And notice the improvised harness - it looks like the wrong end of a dog leash around the neck and a satin ribbon tied around the cat's chest. Hilarious!
Crazy cat ladies - a worldwide club apparently!
Anyhow, it was a wonderful afternoon and evening. A badly needed trip out of the house and away from base and also good date with my hubbie. I can't wait to go out again!