Photo diary: Exploring Sensual Bologna, day 2

October 11, 2011

we spent the morning delighting our olfactory senses by walking through the market district with its fresh pasta, smoked meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, flowers, coffees, and herbal teas

in Italy, you select your produce by pointing and letting the grocer handle the stuff -- they're serious when they say "Don't touch, we cut your hand"

everybody picked up some goodies and we converged at Osteria del Sole, an enoteca where workmen have lunched since 1465

House rules: no singing or playing

fresh figs, strawberries, persimmons, porcini mushrooms...and wines selected by Graziano

John's shopping triumph of the week: new sunglasses

our local contact, Giovanni, directed us to this sculpture, one of Bologna's artistic high points: Niccolo d'Arco's Il Compianto at Santa Maria de la Vita, terra cotta figures (Mary, John the Evangelist, Mary Magdalene) with facial expressions of stark grief

Giovanni joined us for dinner at his favorite restaurant, Rosteria Luciano

A sanitizing vapour comes out...?

shoes just waiting for a three-legged tranny hooker

One Response to “Photo diary: Exploring Sensual Bologna, day 2”

  1. Gianni Says:

    Che abodanza. Bellissimo!

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