13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People

I took this image almost an year ago, at Christmas time in Rome. This is the time when the shops' windows start to live of a new life. Lights and decorations are placed all over the city. I love the juxtaposition of this festive time and the immobility of the eternal city. This old man was looking at a window, maybe wondering what to buy, but What? For whom? and when? All those questions made me press the shutter to keep wondering.

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Date Taken: 12.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Rome , Italy
Copyright: © Pierpaolo Iaquinta