Thursday, September 22, 2005

One palm tree, two bikes, dialogue

The lasting image of this small seaside town is the promentary where stand the church, the municipal buildings and a few of the houses of which the town originally consisted. From the beaches on either side, you can always see, standing up above the rooftops, just one palm tree.

On the small balcony of one of those tall, narrow, town houses, which you see in Mediterranean towns, there are two bicycles placed so that the two front wheels stick out above the railings on either side like ears.

It's hard to tell the nationalty of neighbours sitting at cafe tables. I overheard the following dialogue:

"You American?"
"English. You American?"
"English. We're from Manchester".

Mild jubilation.

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