Many years ago, when I was a child, I went on a trip with my parents in Florence and Rome, two great Italian cities, full of art and history, with my first camera, a Kodak Instamatic (still 100 percent working!)
These photos were taken when I was 11 years old, back in1976. The Kodak Instamatic was my first camera, and I still have it. Still 100% working but unused (it is difficult to find film rolls as the format is already out of production). Fixed focus, fixed aperture and time, plastic lens, all before the new “lomographic way of life!”. This is the camera (this is the only photo taken with a digital camera!):
The first stage was in Florence, with the beautiful Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio, here in the first shot.
The second day was when we arrived in Rome, and of course, the most important place to visit is the Vatican City, with St. Peter’s Square:
and St. Peter’s Church, the hearth of Catholicism:
Inside the Church of St. Peter you can find the graves of the Popes. My choice was to photograph the grave of Pope Giovanni XXIII, who I never saw alive, but known as an important reformer and as a simple man, with a very friendly way with people.
The last photo represents a Swiss Guard, the official “police service” of Vatican City State, with its colorful dress!
All these photos have deteriorated over time, the colors are now not real, with a great magenta and red dominant maybe due to bad printing. So, I made a color balance with Gimp.