Every family trip photograph deserves a comment. “In 1000 words or less, tell us about this photo.” A 2-D shot doesn’t begin to tell the story of what’s being said while that photo is being captured. And unless you use descriptions, you cannot see the whole story. Our videographer’s photo of Tyler and Trenton in the Roman Forum tell the story of how sick the boys got of being photographed. This was allowable contempt, because the guys are mostly so respectful.
Traveling through the marble and bronze antiquities of Rome, gave us entirely new ways of looking at things, thanks to the boys’ reactions.
The photo below shows Romulus and Remus, twin brothers given credit for the beginnings of Rome, who were supposedly abandoned by their father by the Tiber River around 750 BC. It is said female wolf raised the boys. Romulus killed Remus in a family squabble so the city was named for him: Rome, not Reme.
Thankfully the boys kept their comments on Romulus/Remus statue to themselves. But their ‘eye rolls’ and stifled giggles were unforgettable.
When somebody offered to take my photo in front of the Vatican sculpture of the priest Laocoön and His Sons being killed by sea serpents, I overheard this comment: “This is a church. Why don’t they put some clothes on those things?”
And no matter how Ron and I tried to educate them with interesting facts about Michaelangelo’s 17-foot marble sculpture of David, we still fielded the kid’s hysterical one-liners.
The 1000-words or less photo capture Colton utilizing his keen business skills as he came up with the money-making Roman Forum idea: “Make this grassy area into a Jolly Jump Inflatable Playground for kids to enjoy while the parents walk around looking at the really old stuff.”
Whoever said ‘children should be seen and not heard’ was WRONG!!
Every photo deserves a comment. 1000 words or less. Or more. Your choice!