Enjoying the Gelato

Italy is famous for quite a number of edible things, namely pasta, pizza, and gelato above others. Whilst in Rome I saw loads of pizza and pasta on sale in all the restaurants and take-aways. However, and maybe it was because I wasn’t looking for them I didn’t see so many gelato sellers. I did notice a few people who were sampling the world renowned gelato, or ice cream to the UK readers!

This lady was thoroughly enjoying hers outside the Colosseum.

Watch the drips
Watch the drips

I smiled when I saw this little girl sharing her fathers’ cone. That’s what little girls should do, help their fathers from putting on too much weight.

Sharing Daddy's Ice Cream
Sharing Daddy’s Ice Cream

Heading from the Colosseum you head along Via dei Fori Imperiali. This is where I saw this lady with the chocolate sauce running down the gelato. She was well prepared with a tissue. She wouldn’t want it dripping over her lovely dress.

The chocolate's running
The chocolate’s running

We took a walk over the river to the Isola Tiberina, an island in the middle of the River Tiber. As soon as I crossed the bridge I saw this couple eating their cones. They seemed so chilled standing in the shade. I couldn’t help but notice how the woman’s eyes were so piercing.

Two Cones
Two Cones

A little wander and I saw these two girls coming away from the cafe that was selling the gelato.

A Cone and a Tub
A Cone and a Tub

I kept my eye on the girl with the tub as she licked up some that had gone over the side as she passed me.

Using her tongue
Using her tongue

She then made her way towards the wall in the shade and started using her spoon.

Using her spoon
Using her spoon

Heading over to the Piazza Navona, which we visited a couple of times, I noticed this man who seemed a bit surreptitious eating his tub of gelato on the bench amongst the crowd.

A Secret Tub
A Secret Tub

Then I noticed what looked like a Mother and Son enjoying their gelato together whilst sitting on the edge of the Fountain of the Four Rivers. You can see that they also noticed me, but it didn’t stop them enjoying their gelato.

Enjoying an Ice Cream with Mum
Enjoying an Ice Cream with Mum

I would have liked to try a genuine Italian Gelato, but Baz wouldn’t let me, he kept moving us on.

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4 thoughts on “Enjoying the Gelato

  1. Those gelatos look so delicious. The closest I’ve come here in the States is the line of gelatos that Breyer released recently, which are very good but I’m sure taste nowhere near as good as gelato in Italy.

    I loved the shot of the little girl sharing her father’s ice cream. I always find those shots really sweet because it just shows how all little girls have their daddies wrapped around their little fingers.

    I really like the last shot as well. They both appear to be staring right at you, although with the boy it’s hard to tell because of the sunglasses, and I like how they weren’t frightened away by the sight of the camera.

    • Thanks for the comment Tina. I knew Gelato would strike a cord with your Italian heritage.

      The mother was also in the shot on the right and it would have been nice to keep her in, but due to the low aperture she wasn’t full in focus, so the shot looked much nicer. Also it allows you to focus on the relationship between the father and daughter.

      The woman was looking away at first, and straight after this shot she looked away. She was not phased at all.

  2. Some nice shots here as always Wayne. I especially like the one where you kept your eye on her waiting for the moment where she used her tongue….good ‘street awareness’ drills!
    ‘Bah humbug’ to Baz for not letting you try one yourself :0) but then again you may have missed a shot like I did in Hannover when eating an ice cream. I couldn’t believe it when, the minute I bought an ice cream with my wife and daughter, a man on a bicycle towing an upright piano drove passed me…..shot misssed, doh!!!!

  3. I was amazed myself that the two girls didn’t notice me as I was watching them for a while whilst they walked down and across the road.

    Ah, that’s why I don’t eat ice cream, because it may drip on the lens. When Baz and I were sitting in the cafe’s, we always had the cameras on the table or the seat next to us so as not to miss a shot, even when we were eating! 🙂

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