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]

Pets and Ports [7|365]

Today was pet store day. Charlie’s favorite day! He’s always trying to get me to go in that direction and when we actually did this morning, he started pulling and practically running to get there. Having to wait for the light to change to cross the street had him almost whimpering in frustration! Poor puppy! Then, as the light changed, an actual puppy came up … Continue reading Pets and Ports [7|365]

4 gennaio 2019

In my continuing attempt to photograph bits of my daily life here in Bologna (at least stuff I come across on my walks with Charlie or while running errands, I present these latest photos. There was some pretty light on this morning’s walk, even if it was quite chilly. Still, with the colors of Bologna, you start to feel a little warmer and cheerier. At … Continue reading 4 gennaio 2019

2 gennaio 2019

I had an errand or two I wanted to run today and figured I’d do it while the spirit and flesh were both willing. I may be an atheist, but there’s something about the freedom of the lines of this quick sketch and the emotion conveyed that really spoke to me, whether the cross is a part of it or separate. This one I call, … Continue reading 2 gennaio 2019

1 Gennaio 2019

I’ve done a photo a day project in the past and thought about doing it again. Today was easy, as Charlie and I went for a long walk around town. As it was a bit chilly, I thought he should at least wear a scarf. And of course a Dutch dog wears an orange scarf, especially while posing on some of the pretty portico flooring. … Continue reading 1 Gennaio 2019