Sunday, March 29, 2009
Sitting on the steps in front of San Petronio on a beautiful, sunny day. On the right, you can see the marble finishing of the church, but what you can't tell is that it only goes up halfway. This church was built by the people of Bologna and has a very rich history. Unfortunately, the community ran out of money at the time, and the church remains unfinished to this day.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
The largest park in Bologna, I Giardini Margherita are just south of the city center. It's a great place to come and relax for the day. On a sunny day it is filled with young people resting, juggling, playing guitar and families. There are games and bounce houses for children and plenty of little hidden areas to discover.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Yesterday there was a massive pillow fight in Piazza Maggiore. It was a flash mob type thing where everyone shows up with their pillow well-hidden, and at a designated time everyone starts beating each other. It was a pretty fun event and the fighting lasted for over an hour. The piazza was left covered in feathers and fluff. =)
Friday, March 13, 2009
Sorry for the month of no posting, life has been pretty hectic lately. Anyhow, this is a view of Bologna from the top of one of the few remaining towers. I was standing on the top of the Torre di Prendiparte, and in the distance you can see the two towers Bologna is famous for, the Asinelli and the Garisenda. The Asinelli is the taller of the two and you can climb it for a beautiful view of the city, but the Garisenda is leaning too much to allow people to climb up.