A street scene in Italy…could actually be anywhere there, but this one is from Bologna.
I am fascinated by the buildings in Italy, the shuttered windows, the flower boxes with thriving plant life and colorful seasonal blooms. The balconies made of stone, the awnings perfectly positioned to shade the bright sun.
I find myself wondering about the residents who live here. How many families live here? Do they live on more than one floor?
And what about the business on the lowest level, not called the first floor in Italy, but instead, the piano terra , or ground floor. The floor above that is called the primo piano, or first floor. (In the U.S. we’d call that the second floor).
That business sign indicates Bottega Vini, or Wine Cellar. Do they sell wine there in bottles, or can you go inside and have a glass of wine? I guess I will have to return to Bologna and see for myself.
What are your thoughts? What else catches your eye in this photograph? I’d love to hear your feedback, so please leave a comment.
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