The newsstand. A fixture of every neighborhood and corner in the city, as you saw during my “Lunedi’ mattina” post. This particular newsstand is one I see every day in Piazza Madonna dei Monti and for the past five years has been run by Roberta, pictured with her cute dog. The edicola doesn’t just sell newspapers and magazine, but comic books, little children’s toys and trading cards, DVDs (I saw Desperate Housewives on sale), and cookbooks. It’s also a center for neighborhood chatter. Unfortunately a few weeks ago when I asked Roberta if I could photograph the newsstand, she informed me that she would be leaving at the end of April because the expenses were just too much to keep up. When she leaves it will be a sad day for Monti, as she’s such a part of the neighborhood.
Ci manchi Roberta! In bocca lupo per tutto che fai nel futuro!