Camera : Leica M4 Lens : Leica 35mm f3.5 Summaron Film : Ilford HP5+ @ ISO 400 Developer : Ilford ID-11.
It was 33 degrees Celsius. Comfortably uncomfortable. Too hot for working – but not for walking.
Others had the same idea and the Piazza San Marco was as busy as we’d seen it during any of our holidays in Venice.
I was in front of the Basilica, just standing, watching people coming, going, standing, watching.
This gentleman came walking towards me. He had been with his wife (at least, I assumed it was his wife) and I had noticed him pushing the small pram a few moments earlier. They had their backs to me and I assumed (the heat brings me out in assumptions…) that the pram held a small child – perhaps a grandchild (another assumption – it must have been really hot!).
I was pleasantly surprised and smiled when I saw the small dog in the pram. Completely comfortable, making no attempt escape from its confines, content to be wheeled around in the sunshine. I noticed a retractable leash sitting in the small tray near the handle – ready for any situation where self-powered-dog-
transportation couldn’t be avoided.
I took just one photograph before they passed me. I noticed the pram had a small maker’s logo and bore the title “Outward Hound”…