Rumble: Sun Worshippers

A picture from sun worshippers close to Civitavecchia, 70 km North of Rome, taken last weekend..

I am back at work, in Italy. It sure is different coming back to work to Italy after the summer holidays, than the previous years, when I had to go back to Dubai. Then I knew I was in for a few months of heat before one could go outside again without melting in ten seconds.
In Dubai, we knew winter was coming when the temperature in my car, parked in the shade, at 7:30 am, would show below 30 dgrs C...
But here, well, it feels like I am still a bit on holiday. Especially being close to the sea. And the Italians are sun worshippers. They loooove being out and about, and that is especially true in the summer. So every bit of usable coastline, is taken. Be it a narrow strip of land, beach, pebbles or a rock. Anything large enough to spread a towel on.


Marc Neilson 22 August, 2007 05:43  

Ha, it's funny but when I first looked at the photo of the sun-worshipers, I thought it was a disaster struck area because of the rather run-down looking buildings and seemingly flooded area. That area looks oddly like the port in Surabaya! Weird LOL

Your fellow WFP'er

Peter Casier 22 August, 2007 07:10  

Hi Marc,

Had not looked at the pictures that way, but you are absolutely right. In many ways, I can see physical resemblances between Italy and many places I worked in, in the past. Mostly with Africa: The state of some roads, run down infrastructure, garbage a bit everywhere... Not to speak of the slow administration, and often corruption... I have some other pictures to illustrate that: cruising around Fiumicino, I got into a neighbourhood which looked exactly like many neighbourhoods in African cities. Will post soon..

Thanks for your reaction!


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