Jul 13, 2007
There is something in Bologna that I've never seen anywhere else. Shaded sidewalks. There is a series of walkways with beautiful arches and vaulted ceilings. They run through every inch of the town. One night it rained and Yun and I went to a restaurant on the other side of town. We didn't need an umbrella to stay dry. If it's a bright, hot sunny day, you can stay out of the sun while having access to the whole place. It's pretty amazing to see. The other thing about Bologna is that it is very small. You start to see the same people over and over again each day. Quite a few people would approach me when I was drawing on the street. they would always say, "we saw you drawing on the street yesterday." I must have been standing out in this sleepy town. I was a regular tourist attraction. It happens wherever I go. If you want to see what the walkways are like check out my friend Miguel Herranz's flickr photos here.