1 - A bouquet of flowers
Although I've seen many bouquets as I've walked past flower shops and market stalls, I still like this picture that I took right at the beginning of the hunt.2 - An ornate door knocker
I really was spoilt for choice on holiday so have chosen a few to show the Italian style. Mediterranean countries have a certain distinct style of door knocker, and I knew that I would be able to tick this one off the list while I was on holiday.
3 - A person walking a dog
Or as Coco would put it, a dog walking her human.
4 - People playing a board game
This one was harder to capture than you might think. These guys were sitting in the shade of the beach bar every day, drinking espresso and playing games but it wasn't easy to sneak a photo of them as you walked past, they may have wondered why I was taking their photo and I wasn't sure of how to say 'it's for a photographic scavenger hunt' in Italian! In the end I made Paul stand over the other side of them, pretend I was taking his photo and then swing round at the last moment. They were so engrossed in their game I don't think they even noticed!
5 - Architectural columns
Viareggio had the most pretty churches. The paintings on the fronts were such beautiful colours and so well maintained. This one also had some rather gorgeous architectural columns!
6 - A metal bridge
I was happy to find this metal bridge on an early morning walk to the marina and took several photos. Then when we turned round to walk back we saw that it had raised up to let some boats through and I realised that this was the photo for number six!
7 - A turtle
Or a selection of turtles. From real ones to inflatable ones to printed on a sarong ones. I couldn't choose between them so decided to make a collage! We also noticed that the waiter at the beach bar had a turtle incorporated into a tattoo that ran the width of his calf but thought that taking photos of the leg of a handsome young Italian could be misinterpreted!
So that's the first third that have made it to the finals. I absolutely love this fun summer project and it really adds to the holiday by trying to find the missing ones. I think that the reason I haven't taken the final one is because I don't want the hunt to end!