Aug 3, 2015
A place we called home for the days we lived in Rome. A world by itself, it transforms by the day and night!
This square during the day is a market – local produce of vegetables, fruits and condiments for their neighbors & clothes, hats, bags for the tourists and their cafes bustling with the breakfast crowd. It’s a busy scene, people going about their business.
The evening though, is in stark contrast. A sight to see, an experience to relish. The market has given way to the open space for aspiring artists, musicians, street performers, handsome couples, thronging tourists, taxi lineups, crowded restaurants, happy kids and their families, all under the moonlight.
That evening when we were just hanging out at the steel staircase, the scene which stuck me most – an elderly handsome gentleman, his eyes darting towards a street corner awaiting his lover, the smile that rested on him when she walked by, their gentle kiss, the sweet murmurs, their intertwined hands as they walked by. It was love:)
The kid sister and brother duo, their parents not in sight, had taken over the Aqua pipe taking splash dips until they were totally drenched, while the other folks around awaited their turns to fill their water containers, watching them amusedly, they both were quite a spectacle! Apparently their parents were at the overlooking restaurant, this duo ran to them just to pose as roman warriors for a camera moment. It was happiness!
I feel that the statue there appears to be happy too, silently observing these changes unravel in front of him every day and night.