I love this photograph from our trip to Villa d’Este in Tivoli. The breathtaking 16th Century gardens are enough to take the little breath you have left, once you’ve climbed back to the top, away. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage site, although that isn’t saying much, because so is the landscape of the Lake District and that’s been utterly destroyed by sheep and Beatrix Potter.

Tivoli - The Hall of Einar - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

I could make the obvious comment that they’re looking at a digital device rather than living in the moment and admiring their surroundings. Maybe they’re just getting their breath back? There’s only so much wonder you can take, you know. Anyway, I can’t criticise them, can I? I was the one pointing a camera at them rather than living in the moment, except that, for me, photography is living in the moment.

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