Remembering the Giro D’Italia

The Giro D’Italia bicycle race is going through Bologna today. I’ve been tempted to try to go see some of it, but it’s later this afternoon and sure to be crowded. A lot of effort for seconds of actual racers. I know, because I saw the race years ago when it started in the Netherlands and they passed through Utrecht. In fact, they passed along … Continue reading Remembering the Giro D’Italia

Bologna, Not Verona [16|365]

Not completely sold on the proportions/lines of this photo, but that’s one of the challenges of taking a photo with a dog in one hand next to morning traffic. But I did love the morning sun on the balcony and the light and shadows of the portico arches, not to mention that blue blue sky. Something to try again in the future. And yes, I’ve … Continue reading Bologna, Not Verona [16|365]

All in One Morning [11|365]

At first I thought I’d keep it simple today and just post this photo of the pure blue sky and the warm colors of Bologna architecture. It’s like a geometric abstract, in a way. I think it will be my new desktop image. But then I saw this fancy Ape and couldn’t resist. I’m used to the Ape 50 van, which I often see on … Continue reading All in One Morning [11|365]

Dramatic Lighting [10|365]

At first I was thinking of doing a theme of old and new architecture, since there are parts of the city that were rebuilt after the war, not to mention the parts of the city outside the old city center. But then I thought I’d focus more on the fantastic light this morning. I love silhouette effects, as well as strong contrasts of light and … Continue reading Dramatic Lighting [10|365]

Iron Lacework [9|365]

One of the reasons I like walking down Via Irnerio is the section where the portici disappear, replaced by low walls and iron fences. They remind me a bit of my time in New Orleans where the French Quarter and some of the Uptown homes have lovely ironwork. On Via Irnerio, some are boring old spikey types, but some are quite lovely, particularly at the … Continue reading Iron Lacework [9|365]