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
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
What a year. Mainly lousy, but we did get married. That was nice. But yeah, not a lot of blogging. I really am a bit burnt out right now. I manage to post to Instagram, but that’s about it. But I’ve got this blog and might as well do something with it on the last day of the year. So here are a handful of … Continue reading Highs and lows, ups and downs, su e giù
If you find yourself by Bologna’s famous two towers, be sure you stand between them and look up. It’s one hell of a view, especially on our first crisp autumn day. Continue reading Looking Up
Some of you may have followed me to Italy from Utrecht, where I had my A Flamingo in Utrecht blog. Some of you may be new here and have noticed the link to that blog in the menu up top. Some might not have noticed at all. But that blog is currently up for a blog award/prize and though I don’t really work on it … Continue reading Please vote for me!
Bologna is filled with lots of narrow side streets and so many of those little streets have some sort of surprise along them. Beautiful colors, incredibly old palaces, and quite often a tower. The city, during the 12th and 13th centuries was like a medieval New York City, with skyscraping towers everywhere. There were possibly as many at 180, though most likely not more than … Continue reading Towering Surprises
Other than the seemingly nightly mentions on the TG1 evening news, it’s relatively easy to forget about the Catholic Church here in Bologna. That’s not to say that there aren’t churches everywhere and various church bells ringing throughout the day, and the city certainly has the impressive Basilica di San Petronio. Yet unless you actually practice the religion — and G and I are both … Continue reading A Papal Visit to Bologna
Here’s a quick post of two photos I took yesterday of Bologna’s famous torre degli Asinelli (Asinelli tower). We went for a tour yesterday of the renovation work being done on the Neptune Fountain — more about that in another post — but as it was later in the afternoon, I was able to get a daylight shot of the Asinelli tower. You can just … Continue reading Day and Night at La Torre degli Asinelli