Old Man with Rosary
Posted by Avital Pinnick on June 17, 2012
Back to Venice. I took this photo near the Fondamenta Nuove dock, where we caught the vaporetto (water bus) to Burano. I didn’t see this man from the front, so I don’t know whether he’s a priest. There’s a Jesuit church close to the dock. But in Italy he could be anybody. I photographed him because I liked the contrast between his black suit and white rosary and stones, beside the pink flowers. It would have been nice if the post box hadn’t been right beside him but it would have been too much trouble to Photoshop the wall.