I had rainy weather in Bologna, so my photos are not so attractive, but I would like to present my impressions and the things I found interesting in the cities I visited.
This is the view of Piazza San Stefano, I liked this place very much, it seems less known for tourists. Typical features of Bologna - arcade and ochra colour. I hope you like it.
For me Bologna was interesting because of its university.
A tradition of the thirteenth century attributed the foundation of this university to Theodosius II (433); but this legend is now generally rejected. The true date of its founding is uncertain, but believed by most accounts to have been 1088. It is the oldest continually operating degree-granting university in the world. The fame of its professors drew to Bologna students from all parts of Italy and from nearly every country of Europe. It is said that their number at the beginning of the thirteenth century was 10,000. Bologna was known as the "Mater studiorum", and its motto, "Bononia docet", was literally true. Bologna in its earliest organization was a "student" university: professors were hired by the students to give instruction. Its history is one of great thinkers in science and the humanities. Famous scholars and students included Pico della Mirandola and Leon Battista Alberti, who devoted themselves to canon law; and Nicolaus Copernicus who began his astronomical observations while studying pontifical law. Paracelsus (aka Paracelso), Albrecht Dürer, St. Carlo Borromeo, Torquato Tasso, and Carlo Goldoni all spent time at the University. Other notable members of the University of Bologna: Dante Alighieri, Girolamo Cardano, Giovanni Cassini, Ulisse Aldrovandi,Marcello Malpighi, Laura Bassi, Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Luigi Galvani, Carlo Goldoni, Umberto Eco,
Pier Paolo Pasolini
By the way, it is for me a mystery that there were only a few women in the history of mathematics. One of them was Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718 - 1799), mathematician, and philosopher. She is credited with writing the first book discussing both differential and integral calculus. She was an honorary member of the faculty at the University of Bologna. According to Dirk Jan Struik, Agnesi is "the first important woman mathematician since Hypatia (fifth century A.D.)".
Laura Bassi (1711 – 1778) was an Italian scientist, the first woman to officially teach at a college in Europe.
Earlier women were not allowed to study. So it is easier to understand. But even now, no women in mathematics, theoretical physics, computer science. Why? No math on planet Venus:))
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jasmis (57906) 2009-04-22 1:28
Deszczowe, klimatyczne. Podoba mi się, ale szkoda, że niebo takie puste...
trekks (14348) 2009-04-22 1:37
The light in the sky was not kind to you but the rain made it up a little by the wet ground and the people using umbrellas to make a contrast with the architecture and walls of the buildings. I am drawn by the lines and angles of the building lines meeting down the middle end :)
Good work out of the rain.
Fellini (6407) 2009-04-22 2:19
i am sorry for this weather in your travel; white sky is not good for photo.
I know the Piazza San Stefano (yes, a hidden angle of Bologna), very good your perspective POV, interesting note too (Bologna is rich of history and culture).
From the study that you have made, I hope you like Bologna.
cobra112 (15589) 2009-04-22 2:46
Ciao Margherita. Ottima prospettiva e risalto dei colori nonostante il tempo inclemente. Proprio brava.
Bluejeans (64249) 2009-04-22 5:11
Ola Malgorzata ,
Que magnifica esta praça com este de pedra desenhada , ficou lindo os detalhes de verde fazem um belo contraste com as paredes laranja , a arquitectura dos edifícios dos arcos , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
rodgerg (55767) 2009-04-22 8:24
A nice city, a nice place and a nice view with a POV very well selected and a great prospect. The peoples gives an interesting element of life and an idea of the scale.
Have a good evening,
darek1978 (13361) 2009-04-22 9:36
Zdjecia w deszczu jak i w innych tego typu warunkach pogodowych moga cieszyc oko bardziej niz ociekajace kolorami. Bardzo ladna scenka z zycia, pelna interesujacej architektury z przemoczonymi elementami ludzkimi;) Zastanawia mnie tylko ten zafarb tuz przy dachu na najwyzszym bydynku po prawej. Wyglada, jakby cos kapnelo na obiektyw. Zdjecie z klimatem.
silvan (1786) 2009-04-22 10:18
I like your picture as much as my town (Bologna) even under the rain. Compliments.
anto95 (1840) 2009-04-22 12:53
This is very great moment for take a very nice picture!
Fis2 (89977) 2009-04-22 13:47
Kolejne ciekawe miejsce.
Zdjecie ma niepowtarzalny klimat i to jest jego atutem.
Widze piekne okna ;)
fulvio52 (8314) 2009-04-22 14:04
Overly busy with work and presently trying to somehow catch up with y'all... The architectural lines and angles play a major role in this one, never mind the rainy weather, in this case it adds up in terms of atmosphere. In my own opinion this is as good as it gets under the circumstances, truly an excellent job! Have a nice evening, I'll be seeing you soon.
Clementi (52514) 2009-04-22 16:36
Bologna e' molto bella anche sotto la pioggia, tu hai colto un angolo molto suggestivo.
serp2000 (42050) 2009-04-22 19:42
Fine shot! Excellent composition, good POV,an interesting historical information. Pozdrawiam!
Greetings from Ural,
Booz (14347) 2009-04-22 22:57
fajnie podbite ¶wiat³a zrobi³y taki ciekawy kontrast dla tych parasolek :)
Graal (100088) 2009-04-22 23:52
piekny plac z piekna architektura. I deszcz mi nie przeszkadza w podziwianiu tego miejsca. Bolonie wyzwolilinasi wojacy, chyba mieszkancy pamietaja. Brawo za wklad pracy rowniez w opis.
vinicio (23423) 2009-04-23 1:28
I see that the bad weather has accompanied you, "This is the country of Sun", sometimes... :)
Anyway hope you liked well Bologna, and compliments to the image that you propose, fine perspective and daily life view.
Longroute (19396) 2009-04-23 8:02
I have visited Bologna only once or twice but I keep a memory as a very interesting city, full of history and life as well.
You were not lucky with the weather but anyway the view of this square is quite appealing (except for the sky...).
clio (27961) 2009-04-25 9:56
Very attractive POV on the pink city, the city of arches also. The rain highlights colors and the white sky does not bother me.
In spite of the rain you managed to make a very beautiful photo.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2009-04-27 1:04
Czesc Malgorzata! Szkoda, ze pada. Kadr swietny i gdyby niebo dopisalo, to by bylo dopiero, zwlaszcze, ze i teraz jest ciekawie. Klaniam sie!
corsicastorm (3224) 2009-05-06 10:13
Bella prospettiva...noto il verde che cresce tra i ciottoli...solo il cielo biancastro è poco estetico