Nonno e bambina fanno la passeggiata
Every day in the late afternoon/evening, the streets fill with Neopolitans out for their daily stroll – la passeggiata. This is not a hurried affair; one must adopt a snail’s pace and get with the flow, and one must not move out of the way of cruising police cars until they are right behind you, hooting impatiently.
Now I don’t usually take pictures of people – it feels a bit intrusive and anyway, I haven’t got an eye for it. But I couldn’t resist a shot of this very dignified gentleman taking this little pair of feet out for a stroll. I assume there was a child under there, but no other part of her was visible under the swaddling and wrapping. I tried to make it look as though I wasn’t aiming my camera at him, but I don’t think I fooled him. He looks just like my Grandad did.