I was sitting on the Spanish Steps in Rome, just people watching, as you do, when I noticed this dude dressed as a Roman soldier wandering through the crowds. There were a few of these guys around the place, making a few euros off of the tourists as they posed for photos. Tacky? Yeah a bit, but expected.
As I snapped off a run of shots of him I thought about how he contrasted with modern day Rome, imagine if this was a real Roman Soldier somehow transported into the future, wandering Modern Rome looking for a familiar landmark or just anything he could recognise. It would be a sad journey. He does look lonely