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photoblog image Siena - Before the Palio - Waiting for the off

Siena - Before the Palio - Waiting for the off

 

This group was just opposite my location across the course of the race - they are evidently fed up with waiting, since to get such a good standing position they had probably been there for hours already.  I was in a better position - front row in a restaurant with a carafe of wine beside me :-) (Thanks to our Tuscan hosts!)

Siena - Before the Palio - Waiting for the off

 

This group was just opposite my location across the course of the race - they are evidently fed up with waiting, since to get such a good standing position they had probably been there for hours already.  I was in a better position - front row in a restaurant with a carafe of wine beside me :-) (Thanks to our Tuscan hosts!)

comments (10)

Ils ont l'air de s'ennuyer un peu.
Tom Wilson: C'est vrai! smile
They do look a tiny bit ticked off Tom smile
Tom Wilson: They certainly do - take a look at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCtWidd0vMo
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 31 Jul 2020, 02:26
Asks questions...
Tom Wilson: I think it was probably 7 p.m. before they got started and it's over in just over a minute!
See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCtWidd0vMo
I can only imagine how tired they must be, of standing there!
Tom Wilson: I suspect they'd been there from some time in the morning and the race didn't start until about 7 p.m. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCtWidd0vMo
  • Chris
  • England
  • 31 Jul 2020, 04:43
Their boredom shows Tom..
Tom Wilson: It certainly does!
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 31 Jul 2020, 07:12
Lucky you witnessing this manic event.
Tom Wilson: It was quite something - this is a good video on it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCtWidd0vMo
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 31 Jul 2020, 07:49
The Palio was only a name to me. So I took a quick look at a YouTube video to gain an understanding of what happens at race time. I now see the "why for" of those expressions smile
Tom Wilson: It's an amazing event.
Just don't want the loo or you'd never get your place back!
Tom Wilson: No chance!
and you got a great picture too!
Tom Wilson: Thanks Bill - they are four people in a crowd of up to 60,000!
i think that you got a premier seat and drink to watch the Palio Race Tom... the people across from you look very bored waiting for the horses to come by....petersmile

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