Friday, September 6, 2013

How Do I Look? On Via Garibaldi This Evening

I usually think of the street stalls around town as being oriented toward tourists, but this evening I was reminded by the scene above that this is not always the case; at least not on Via Garibaldi.

The woman above is trying on a dress from the stall over her own clothing. In an inversion of the Greek myth of poor Paris who was burdened with the sole responsibility of judging whom among three goddesses was the most beautiful, our protagonist in this scene has the benefit of three judges. Which doesn't mean it won't also lead to conflict--but probably not on the scale of the Trojan War (I hope).


  1. What an excellent vignette of life on the Via.

    1. Thank you, Yvonne; one never knows what one might be lucky enough to see.