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Turisti, Mio Dio!! by phil decocco


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These two Sicilian policemen standing on a corner in Palermo, Italy, lamenting their experiences with “tourists” seem to enjoy exchanging stories of their best encounters.

Canon EOS 5D
1/160 sec
ISO 250
focal length 84mm
28-300mm glass
hand held


sicily, palermo, italy, cops

Just a retired old guy who loves looking for an eclectic mix of subjects to photograph, from people, to places, to concepts, and enjoys all aspects of the hunt, the find, and the shot, plus dabbling in the post production.

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist”
Oscar Wilde

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  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 4 years ago


  • thanks rosie, people who’ve been to this wonderful place have been bound to have seen this exchange between two or more cops.

    – phil decocco

  • Rosy Kueng
    Rosy Kuengover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous Phil! Miss my Sicily :(( great candid shot!

  • rosy,
    like you, my heart resides in two places……thanks for your support.

    – phil decocco

  • faceart
    faceartover 4 years ago

  • klaus
    thanks for the honor and recognition of being featured in our group. I really appreciate it.

    – phil decocco

  • Hopebaby
    Hopebabyover 4 years ago

    Very nice one LOVE IT!!

  • nonthaburi,
    thanks for your support and comment. Know that I appreciate it very much.

    – phil decocco

  • studio44
    studio44over 4 years ago

    Ah! You have captured the essence of Italian people here. Great work!

  • thank you victoria for your feedback. I appreciate receiving it.

    – phil decocco

  • jules572
    jules572over 4 years ago

    I’m sure they must have some good stories to tell. I’ll keep my eyes open for them…Jules

  • jules,
    unless local, you might become the source of these rich stories about tourists and their foibles as seen by the italian cops. thanks for the comment

    – phil decocco

  • skywatcher
    skywatcherover 4 years ago

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