I found this video quite delightful. It’s the video record of a walk around the little Italian town of Portofino, and along the paths overlooking it in the hills above. The video records fragments of the conversation of passers-by, and the sound of cicadas in the bushes lining the paths, as well as road traffic and waves lapping on the harbour beach. There’s little or no accompanying commentary.
I was pleased to see ashtrays on many of the outdoor tables in the town. And if it had been up to me, I would have sat all day at one of those tables with a beer and a cigarette, quietly gazing on the colourful scene, the girls in summer clothes,. the boats moored in the harbour, and the deep blue Mediterranean sea.
Watching it was like a little holiday in itself.