Every year, I go to Italy to visit relatives and explore the beautiful country. This summer, I had the chance to visit Trieste for the first time. We only had one evening there, so we decided to explore the city and then meet up with some friends for dinner.
As we left our hotel, it started to drizzle, but by the time we reached the center, the rain was pouring down like a river. I have always loved rain - the melancholic mood of an autumn rain and the refreshing feeling of a summer downpour. I was already wet to my ankles, as the water was flowing down the cobbled streets. I went into the middle of Piazza Unità d'Italia to take photos of the eerie view of the empty square in the rain.
As I was about to push the shutter, the loudest thunder blast into my ears causing me to flinch. Gathering myself quickly, I re-composed the shot and pressed the shutter. It was one of those moments I will always remember.
I took the photo with my trusty Praktica MTL5 and Fujicolor 200 35mm film. I have to mention that after the heavy rainfall, the sun came out for an hour before it went down again, and I witnessed probably the most beautiful sunset I’ve ever seen. But that’s a story for another time.