Sunday


Sunday

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

Another beautiful day and I went back into the center again. More meandering and taking photos. The night before the Mille Miglia had come to town. This is a recreation of a race that was run from 1927 to 1957. Only cars of the same models and year that ran in the actual races run in these recreations. A number of cars are the actual cars that participated. I didn’t go because I didn’t have anyone to go with, I had heard that there would be a huge crowd and in the final analysis was just too lazy to go there at 8:00 PM on Saturday night. Jay Leno, who is known for his collection of cars, and Jeremy Irons were two of the celebrity drivers. I snagged some photos from the web that may not be actually in Bologna but what the heck, you get the idea. I did take a photo of a big poster in Piazza Maggiore by one of the race sponsors.

MIlle Miglia poster - BIG

MIlle Miglia poster – BIG

Cars for the Mille Miglia recreation. Perhaps not in Bologna but impressive, no?

Cars for the Mille Miglia recreation. Perhaps not in Bologna but impressive, no?

Jay Lenno in his Jaguar

Jay Lenno in his Jaguar

Again I wandered around taking photos of anything that I found interesting.

Lonely portico

Lonely portico

Note the very old wooden beams

Note the very old wooden beams

street art

street art

Bumper sticker. You surely are familiar with "Hello Kitty"

Bumper sticker. You surely are familiar with “Hello Kitty”

I really liked this graffiti

I really liked this graffiti

In the evening I had been invited to Renata’s house for aperitivo. I met her husband and 3 other Americans with whom she had established relationships through Skype and in person after they came to Bologna. I don’t remember everyone’s name but one is a New Yorker here for several months on sabbatical and there was a couple from San Francisco. We tried to speak mostly Italian but lapsed into English sometimes since both Renata and her husband speak English well. Renata had some great food for us to eat which is always a joy and we had lambrusco, a sparkling red which goes well with the rich food of Bologna as well as prosecco. It was a wonderful evening. Grazie Renata!

Renata in blue, her husband on far left. The San Franciscans on either side and the New Yorker

Renata in blue, her husband on far left. The San Franciscans on either side and the New Yorker

Mmmm Prosciuto, bread to go with various tasty things and the wines

Mmmm Prosciuto, bread to go with various tasty things and the wines

More yummy things to eat

More yummy things to eat

Deserts - an apple torta (I think that's the right term) and those great Italian strawberries

Deserts – an apple torta (I think that’s the right term) and those great Italian strawberries

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