Italian Wall Lizards

There are Ruin Lizards everywhere here in the south of Italy:

Italian Wall Lizard - Matera - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

They know no difference between the natural rocks and the ruined buildings; or even the modern pavements, gardens and squares:

Italian Wall Lizard - Matera - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Every time I see one is a thrill, even though they are common. I didn’t see one as a child so they seem endlessly exotic to me:

Italian Wall Lizard - Matera - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Curled up in on a rock they bathe in the heat:

Italian Wall Lizard - Matera - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

While we just swelter.

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