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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Black & White Sunday: Looking up

I don’t think this photo is special, but at the moment I was taking it, I was very interested in the layout of flats above my head and I told myself  – this is going to be a cracker shot – and now when I look at it – not so much. I did some post processing to give it a vintage look, maybe it helped. It was taken last Summer in Vincenza (one of the greatest discoveries on my Italian trips).

 

 
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These are this week’s contributions for Black and White Sunday:

 

Draco’s Topman

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M-R’s Roman Pantheon

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Cardinal’s Big Brother

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Ese’s adventurer 

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Colline’s smile

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Tobias’s crane

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Debbie’s monochrome Mediterranean 

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Refraction

Few things are so exciting to see and capture as a rainbow, especially a double rainbow ;) I captured this one during my holiday in Slovakian mountains Tatras.

I hope you will enjoy this remix too

 

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Let’s see other entries to Weekly Photo Challenge: Refraction

 

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Thursday’s Special: Of the night

This night scene is the first photo I took on my trip to Italy this month. The historic centre of Bologna was welcoming and the rain did not spoil the excitement of discovering a new location. Freshly bathed streets were glistening, and the light coming from the old towers gave the whole square a golden reflection.

 

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The church in the photo is San Petronio. I loved the way it looked on that rainy night, so I visited it the following morning, but could not take any inside photos (and not for the lack of trying!!).

If  you are curious to see more pictures from my walk in Bologna, make sure to come back next week ;)

For those who want to take part in my non-challenge Thursday’s Special, please post a photo/s taken at night-time (or any other time of day, since you are not bound by a theme) and link it to this post. More information on this non-challenge can be found in the original post. A click on the bellow widget will take you to the previous TS entries and links.

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A piece of news

This week I started a secondary blog dedicated to languages. Rest assured that posting daily lessons of Portuguese for 150 consecutive days on my new blog will not affect my activity on this blog or elsewhere. If you are passionate about language learning, I’ll be happy to see you in my Portuguese class.

 

Here are the friendly bloggers’s entries to TS. Click on the links above the images to see them in their original blogs:

Jo’s Nordic Walk on the rugged shore 

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Cardinal’s Early Morning Workers

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Debbie’s going to the Gee Gees

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Ese’s night in Marseille 

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Drake’s Blue Angel 

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Colline’s classroom art 

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Patricia’s almost dark 

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Black & White Sunday: Within

 

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Black & White Sunday: Within

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 Newly Weds

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Toscana

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Black & White Sunday: Within 

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Graffiti 4040

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Back on the Road

This is an old photo to show you what I am up to now and to let you know I will be away between the 1st and the 11th October. Don’t be fooled by the folded map – It is Italy, not France that I am heading to this time. I just hope I’ll manage to pack smart this once.

All challenges and activities will be resumed on the 12th October when next Black & White Sunday is scheduled. Next Thursday Special is on the 16th October.

 Until then, godspeed to you all!

 

 

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Black & White Sunday: Pattern

Can anyone guess what this is?

 

 

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Black & White Sunday: Pattern

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Zoom!

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Black & White Sunday: Pattern

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A Patterned Mouse

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B&W Sunday. Pattern.

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Black & White Sunday: Pattern

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