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Friday, July 15, 2011

The Red-haired Women of Rome

Women everywhere color their hair.  What's different in Rome--and maybe Italy generally--is that so many prefer red: often red highlights, but sometimes just plain red.  For years I've observed this phenomenon with a mix of curiosity and pleasure, and for years I've been trying to capture it in a photograph without incurring the wrath of a jealous husband or boyfriend, inviting a visit to the questura or--always of primary importance--making a fool of myself.  At a fair in Garbatella, I got away with this one.  Bill

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