{Tales from my notebook} Vol.4

People watching in Italy.

The piazza is awash with people.  A subtle mix of tourists and locals.  People perch on the steps of the monument and the church.  They lean casually on the fountain's railings, on walls and on lamp posts.  Watching.  Talking.  Some taking photos.

Young Italian girls stride through the centre of the piazza, with an air of confidence, dressed in skinny jeans and sneakers.  Their hair and faces made up.  Sellers stroll through pushing carts, laden with their wares.  Two young guys, who look like they're from Milan, pass by.  Shoulder length glossy hair and low cut tops.

The light dims, the temperature drops and still the piazza grows busier.  This is the hub of the city.