Clown in Rome - tentatively related to Saint Anastasius (Born in Rome)
As you would expect,
there are a lot of street artists in Rome, some are good and some not so
good.I will often appreciate music, but
much of the other art, I do not generally pay much attention to – especially clowns
who are usually a bit too slapstick for me.
However, we were
sitting having dinner opposite the Pantheon in Rome in June 2019, during one of
our evenings on holiday when I noticed a clown.For whatever reason, perhaps the atmosphere or the wine … but I think
just because he was good … I watched with interest.All three of us (Paul and Ben were with me),
soon were watching the clown intently.He was following people without them noticing, then copying their
walk/actions until he was spotted, he was getting in selfie photo’s and
generally ‘mucking around’.He of course
paid particular attention to the children and made them laugh with his antics.
Of course he spotted
us watching him and came over to have some fun with us as well, he was good
enough that we put money in his hat, and even went back to the same restaurant
the second night to watch him further.It helped that the food was also good of course – but then tell me about
an Italian restaurant in Italy with bad food!