This old picture of women returning from the fields may not be of the greatest quality. But it really captures what small town southern life was once like in Italy, where the donkey reigned supreme. Even long after the first few cars started appearing, many continued to rely on the humble asino as their main mode of transport.
When we shot this photo in Hubby’s hometown 30 years ago, donkeys were already fast disappearing. And they have now become a mostly forgotten sight. But personally, I miss old-time Italy. I miss the simpler more agrarian life that made the nation – with its donkeys, rickety old buses, and tiny grocery stores – so characteristic and so special. But it will ever live on in my heart!
The humble donkey reigned supreme in old-time Italy. But it will ever live on in the hearts of many!Tweet
Image is my own.