After dinner one evening in Florence, we ventured out for a walk about town with the camera and tripod. The streets were generally quite crowded with tourists despite the late hour (for us Vermonters). Walking around with tripod and camera in the city was a bit new to me and I was surprised that the typical reaction was was to assume we were doing something very important! Also somewhat refreshingly, the local authorities seemed not to have the same issue with tripods and public places that we saw in Washington DC for example.
This lone pedestrian by contrast paid us no attention at all.