At first glance this photo just looks like a group of old men sheltering from the noonday sun.
But after I’d taken it I realised that they were waiting for something.
They were waiting for the Vigili del Fuoco, or Fire Brigade, to arrive. Sadly, though, the firemen weren’t coming to put out a fire or rescue a cat stuck up a tree. They were coming to mourn and commemorate the death of one of their young colleagues who had died fighting a house fire. And the old men were waiting to pay their tributes too. The firefighter was gone but his life and service were not forgotten and never will be.