Wednesday, June 10, 2009

End of school celebration



It began with three young boys and ended with a mass dive into the fountain of Piazza Bra.
I heard a wild scream and saw three boys running towards the fountain, jumping the fence and splashing in the water. I couldn't fish the camera in my bag in time and started regretting the loss of one very good shot. 
After a few minutes hundreds of students gathered around the fountain and splashed happily in the water... The scene became more and more hilarious and the happy mood was contagious. Two leading press photographers arrived (after me, I should say....!!) and snapped a huge quantity of photos. Many of the students run free and willing towards the water, while many were literally caught and thrown in; laughters, smiles, choirs echoed in the square.
There was an big amused audience behind me and all this lasted for a good twenty minutes until the police arrived on their scooters and the youngsters dispersed leaving puddles on the cobblestones and a big big smile on my face!


14 comments:

lakeviewer said...

Ah, the exhultation of finishing up a year! It is still felt all around us, the scholastic calendar ticking for all youth. Those of us behind desks and over hot stoves carry on day after day, season after season.

nobu said...

Fun scenery in summer.

Ms. Lucy said...

Lucky kids! Here in Montreal, school ends June 23rd and begins August 26th..

Amy said...

what fun, it looks very hot there!

Babzy said...

Great capture , happiness comes through it ! you were lucky to be there at the right momment !

lunarossa said...

Lucky them! We've got further 5 weeks to go! Ciao. A.

Elisa Stocco said...

Non ho mai visto niente di simile in piazza Bra. Ma Tosi cos'ha detto?

Ribbon said...

Very fun loving photos and a great post to go with it.

Made me smile.
thank you
Ribbon

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Wow They Are Really Enjoying !! Even I Wish To Have Such Enjoyment In Water As The Temperature In Rajasthan Is 47 Degrees Today..Thanks For Sharing !!

henny said...

What a moment :). For me it's like fourteen years ago, graduated from high school.

D said...

What a great time! Jubilation!

Laurent said...

I like these "live" pictures showing people. Great shots and lucky you have a warm weather to jump into the water !

magicpolaroid said...

great moment....

Bath Daily Photo Blog said...

Great images. It looks a lot of fun! Not tempted to jump in yourself??

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