My new book “Midlife Solo” is now available.

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last pix of Bologna

(click to enlarge) countless arcades

 brickwork detail on a cloister wall

a rather full hardware store

Raphael’s Saint Cecelia with her instruments and fellow saints – and Mary Magdelane – with angels reading music above

gorgeous Madonna with baby and sparrow by Il Guercino, 1615

medieval vistas everywhere

the Fountain of Neptune by Giambologna – end of the 16th Century – and ramparts

And now for something completely different: Morandi – landscape

an “hommage” by a British artist called Tony Cragg, 1999

Why do these paintings make my heart ache?

On the way home, passed this grocery store – selling, it seems, oranges, bananas, and wine.

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