This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge theme is “Colorful”
We were on our way to a restaurant with some friends when I spotted this colorfully painted truck in the car park. “Perfect”, I thought “Result! – just the picture I’d been looking for this week’s “Colorful” photo challenge theme”.
Camera always to the ready I could not resist hanging back to take some photographs. I was snapping away, holding up the traffic in the process so I could get a clear shot, when a German guy came over to me.
“You like my truck?”
“Yes” I replied, trying to take one last shot. “It’s beautifully painted – I love the colours – very artistic” I enthused.
I walked over to the truck to inspect the artwork more closely.
“You would like to stand by the truck while I take your photograph?” he asked kindly
“No, that’s OK, I would ruin the photograph” I laughed.
I was about to beat a hasty to retreat into the restaurant when I was given a guided tour of the decorative artwork and shown the artist’s signature.
Feeling I should make some further comment about the impressive artwork I responded.
“You must have lots of people taking photographs of your truck?”
“Yes, and if I charged five euros for every photo, I would have enough money to stay in this beautiful place longer” he said as if looking for a tip.
I laughed nervously, thanked him and thought “Time for a sharp exit!”
I returned to our friends who had spotted me chatting to the truck guy and asked what I’d been doing. I was just about to try to explain when Mr. Piglet, sensing a protracted explanation, quickly answered on my behalf.