Tourist towns are interesting. We mostly experience them as tourists, wandering through town, seeing the sights, maybe getting lost, and hopefully having a good time doing so. But what about those living in a touristy area? Do they despise the tourists? Do they feel like they are always on vacation?
It’s been about two months since my last post. I had a very busy but good two months. Now things have calmed down and I am happy to be able to blog again 🙂
Continuing the afternoon in Zadar that the previous two pictures document, I turned from the street musician and walked further down the main road. Looking into an run down passageway at garbage cans, I saw these two mannequins. It struck me as incredibly odd that these were on display in such an out of the way location. For whom?
I took this picture shortly after I took the picture posted in “Baking in the Sun.” The contrast of an ancient church and Roman ruins, then turning around to see modern city life intrigues me. You would almost never guess the two pictures were taken minutes apart. I don’t recall what drew my eye to these two, but I do know they stood out from the crowd. I wonder is she asking him to play a song?
I took this shot when I was outside on the street in Zadar, Croatia, near one of the old Roman gates to the city, enjoying the weather and scenery. A woman walking her dog caught my eye, they were milling about in the shade, and the light coming in over the gate made for an interesting contrast. I assume she lived in Zadar. Whenever I vacation somewhere, I find the people who live there interesting. I wonder what their lives are like and what their impression of their town is.