I walked past the ever-so-beautiful temporary structures used for displaying campaign posters for an upcoming election.
But understandably present - after all, who wants to see those posters pasted all over walls and bridges?
Two years earlier I'd stayed in an apartment a few steps from this medium-sized campo which is often overlooked by it's larger cousin - Campo Santo Stefano.
In the middle of the campo I saw a familiar empty chair.
I'd seen it two years earlier and recognized it as the chair of a sandolista.
This was the chair of "The Terminator", a guy who seems to always be on the boat or working to get people on his boat.
I wrote about him not long ago in my post on June 15th of this year.
I also spotted two sandoli in this same spot in September of '06.
Walking by the empty chair wasn't new to me - I'd seen it sit empty before, but each time the sandolo was gone.
This time I got lucky: The Terminator was back from a cruise and helping his passengers out. I've often said to my friends that one day, instead of retiring, I'd like to scale down to become a one-man one-boat operation. Maybe I'll look up The Terminator and see about buying him out...boat AND chair.
Do you know what is just around the corner to the right, at the end of the Rio San Anzelo??
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