Skip to content

the Spectacle of a Scotsman in Italy

30 April, 2010
italy3

Saul Steinberg illustrating in Italy

The Priests are thoroughly disapproving (and demonic looking).

The two frizzy haired woman are keen.

The children look angry. Why?

The Couple is amused.

and the Fellow on the left is confused

while the Kilted Scotsman strolls by.

Advertisements
2 Comments leave one →
  1. dancingbeastie permalink
    1 May, 2010 5:34 pm

    Kilts still stop traffic in Italy. When my then-boyfriend wore one in Rome (‘in honour of the Pope’ – ?!) we literally had people cheering him in the street. One big family of Italian tourists scooped us up outside the Colosseum and insisted on us both being in their holiday video. (‘But I’m not wearing a kilt’, I protested. ‘You are Scottish, though, yes? Well then, we want you too!’) We didn’t encounter any demonic priests, but anyway, they’re in dresses, so they are in no position to disapprove.

  2. 5 May, 2010 7:18 pm

    What a wonderful story! I’m glad they involved you in the video. Whenever my Grandfather wore his kilt in America, he received plentiful attention.

    I agree about the priests in dresses–who are they to judge? I think they’re jealous of his shapely legs.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: