Sunday, August 08, 2010

Nottingham: Sunday

There were Italians everywhere you looked in the city centre. Being marched through shopping centres, crowding bus stops, waiting in lines to use cash points, laden with sportswear and paper bags from Primark. The adults were all in orange and oversized sunglasses, the children walked in rows, their backpacks covered in Biro: Oakham 2010, Gianluca!, Accademica Britannica, Forza Napoli . Across the main square was the sound of trams and fairground rides and "Ragazzi! Ragazzi!" shouted over and over again.

4 comments:

TeeTotallyNot said...

and I always thought we'd get all of them here in Berlin 365/24/7.. especially the U19. And the cool cats, wearing dark black shades at midnight in a dimly lit bar..I'm still waiting for the first one to walk into a wall..

Michael said...

There's one woman here who hasn't removed her shades in a fortnight. I suspect she has no eyes.

Garry Nixon said...

Accademica Britannica is the company I'm connected with this summer. London is wall-to-wall Italian kids.

Michael said...

Me too, through INPDAP.