Resting my feet after an afternoon’s worth of walking the hills of Girona in the middle of one of my favorite places in the world, Costa Brava, I stopped at a sidewalk café to quench my thirst with a bottle of Spanish beer.
I sat there listening to some music on my iPod happily awash in the knowledge that I’d taken a few worthwhile photos that day and explored one of my favorite towns in Europe.
And then I was blessed to this scene. The bells from the massive cathedral announced something joyous was underway. I looked at my watch. 3:24 in the afternoon, so not a mere toiling on the hour.
Then from the main doors exited dozens of people, all dressed in their finest. They talked and laughed amongst themselves, then slowly began to flow down the stairs, only to part in the middle a few moments later to let the bride and groom walk through.
A day that couple will always remember. As will I.
Sometimes just taking a little time out of your busy tourist schedule leads you to the exact moments you want — unplanned, unreplicatable, and perfect because of it.