Tuesday, July 29, 2014

On the Street…..Palazzo Monti poi Salina, Bologna


Bologna is a city of red awnings and curtains.  I think it’s so romantic how this curtain has faded to pink after so many years under the Italian sun. Thankfully no one seems ready to change that curtain anytime soon.


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  1. Karen

    July 29, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    I agree. I love to see the age in buildings. I like the curtain too. They are probably long term residents and are in no rush. Sometimes we are to obsessed with the new. The sun can be quite strong and can fade some in one season even.

  2. gap

    July 29, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Bologna is stunning, antique, but modern. Have you been at Colazione da Bianca??
    Is my fav place!!
    XOX, Gap.

  3. Liz

    July 29, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    so gorgeous


  4. Tonia Rose

    July 29, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    What a gorgeous shot! I love the colours here, so romantic and rustic, it really captures some of Italy’s traditional beauty <3 :)


  5. Gladys

    July 29, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    That curtain can surely tell many interesting stories. Very romantic indeed…


  6. Laura

    July 29, 2014 at 3:32 pm

  7. Sarah

    July 29, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Absolutely beautiful. We loved Bologna when we visited.


  8. martine

    July 29, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    Lovely. Another curtain? Is it a way to do doorways? It looks marvelous.

  9. Franz Buzawa

    July 29, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    I’m surprised no one mentions Red Bologna, a bastion of left-wing politics—are we so blinded by aesthetics and encomium that we look past recent history. I see a faded symbol of a failed political movement…

  10. Mark W

    July 29, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    Avviare il filmato.
    A gorgeous and highly evocative scene–now we wait for the music to play while the movie begins to start—the curtain parts to reveal…

  11. Tracey

    July 30, 2014 at 2:15 am

    Love Bologna, my favourite Italian city.More pictures please.

  12. Renè

    July 30, 2014 at 5:27 am

    Bologna is a very interesting city. Unlike the more famous Florence and Venice that have a Renaissance style, Bologna has a Medieval style. Do you have other pics taken in Bologna?

  13. Madeliene Rose

    July 30, 2014 at 7:31 am

    It’s the unattainable time of the past that makes such things appear so romantic to us. Every stain, mark and line on these historical pieces have so many stories to tell! Beautiful shot.


  14. Laura

    July 30, 2014 at 8:42 am

    When I was in Bologna last week I contemplated (or maybe it was more like wandering) on these curtains myself. Looking up from the main square above all the tourists and shoppers. Especially the one with the horizontal stripes in different shades of red, caught my attention (uh daydream).

    Thank you for your great blog, I follow it with much pleasure.
    It is nice to see you are not only showing high fashion, but also these nice peeks into your world.

    Warm regards,
    Laura (Amsterdam)

  15. Denisa

    July 30, 2014 at 9:45 am

    I would like to go to Bologna and to see it there. I loove Italy.


  16. lindy702

    July 30, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Beautifully framed and detailed..nice.

  17. Tammy Maltese

    July 30, 2014 at 11:23 am

    “ox blood” red like the sails of the early mariners?…to prevent UV damage….beautiful.

  18. Sophie

    July 30, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    So romantic. Very Romeo and Juliet.

    I left my heart in Miami

  19. Alecia Stevens

    July 30, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    This is the new meaning of “conservative” …. in a good way.
    The new ecology.
    And so so beautiful.


  20. Ramona

    August 1, 2014 at 5:19 am

    Windows make you think of a story for what they hide. I love that


  21. sandyy

    August 1, 2014 at 8:44 am

    I like the color of the curtain, maybe new color for winter ;)


  22. Anna Mykhalska

    September 6, 2014 at 10:58 am

    love it

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