I was under some shelter waiting for the rain to stop. I had my camera out because there was some street entertainment and I was waiting for them to start again after the rain had stopped. The rain got harder and harder. People all found cover under any shelter they could find, and by the time it had be raining so heavily it was bouncing off the pavement for 15 minutes there where huge crowds gathered in the little stoops of door ways and entrances to indoor shopping areas. I spotted this family, and especially the boy who had obviously been told to wrap up before he left the shop ready for the pouring down rain. I think there's a lot to look at in this photos. Everyone seems to be thinking something different and the boy thing it's all happening around. I also think it's really shows how heavy the rain is with the reflection of the wet pavement and the rain bouncing back up off it.
europe's biggest square "prato della valle" is in the heart of padova, italy. what is usually called a piazza (like 'city square' in italian) is instead named a "prato" which means 'meadow' because of its great size as well as the grassy park found in the center