Music and lights of Bologna

This is a sequel of my last Thursday’s Special. I promised Jo several photos from my night walk in Bologna this month. Boy, did I like that town!! Not only is it the food capital of Italy, but it is also a centre of art and culture, with the oldest university in the Western World, hence the three nicknames for the town: la grassa (the fat one – for its cuisine), la dotta (the learned one – for its culture), and la rossa (the red one – for the colour of its buildings).

I liked Bologna in the daylight too, but that first night was kind of magical. The fact that Robot07 Music Festival had just started made it even more special. If you don’t like the attached music, don’t blame me – that’s what they played there that night.

 

Here is what I saw and captured on the streets of Bologna. You can see again the Church of San Petronio on Piazza Maggiore.

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The Palace in the bellow picture is called Palazzo d’Accursio and it used to be a Town Hall until 2011.

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I liked the view of Neptune from behind…

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But I took out the tripod to shoot it properly upfront – the following snap is hubby’s

 
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Tripod is not a useless device at all. Here is what I captured:

 
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Now I handed the tripod back to hubby and started snapping hand-held again….

 
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And the last one is with the famous arches of Bologna. They say that you don’t have to get wet in the town at all – most of the streets are covered with arches which comes handy on scorching hot days or in the rain.

 
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 Today our restless hostess Jo is taking us to Easby Abbey. There are no spoilers here, you’ll have to go to her place and read it for yourself. 😉

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