19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
The response of the sea

The people of my city have a symbiotic relationship with the sea. My city is Livorno, in Tuscany (IT), overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. This young man, like so many of us, was standing still under observation, perhaps looking for answers. We like to think that the sea responds in its own way, with an impetuous wave that risks overwhelming you. In us in Livorno there is no fear, we like the brackish on us, and we are used to the stormy sea. It is at that moment that we feel the connection with our land, on our waterfront, on a hot summer afternoon where everything seems to slip away fluidly.

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Date Taken: 08.2021
Date Uploaded: 09.2021
Photo Location: Livorno, Italy
Copyright: © Marco Grassi