Bolognese character is expressed in the red color of its buildings and the long porticoes which are everywhere (almost 40 km). The center of Bologna is around the magnificent twin squares 'Maggiore' and 'Nettuno'. The main tourist attractions and historical monuments, including the two famous leaning towers, are within walking distance from them.
The fountain of Neptune, symbol of Bologna, stands at the centre of the adjacent Piazza Nettuno. Designed by the architect Tommaso Laureti, the statue was commissioned by the Cardinal Carlo Borromeo and executed by Giambologna, a Flemish artist who completed the work about in 1565. The bronze statue of the marine God is high 3,20 meters and weights 22 quintals.
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Romano46 (5958) 2013-02-21 9:55
noto con piacere che in Italia non ti sei limitata a Padova e Verona, ma hai toccato, tra l'altro anche Bologna e questa statua del Nettuno ne è testimone.
Devo ammettere che l'inquadratura è abbastanza originale e diversa dalla solita Piazza Maggiore.-
Oltretutto hai sapuito gestire bene una luce non facile e ne hai tratto un buon risultato.
Ciao e buona serata
holmertz (27198) 2013-02-21 10:21
This is a well taken night shot. You have placed the statue very nicely and made a perfect exposure giving full credit to the statue as well as the beautiful Renaissance palace. The large light red area has a very strong impact, especially when seen against the dark background of the night sky.
carlo62 (13522) 2013-02-21 14:49
bellissimo il palazzo dorato, un'esposizione molto bella che mette Nettuno in bella mostra.
cargus (6556) 2013-02-21 21:47
An beautiful architectural details,sharpness exposure and natural colors are excellent!...Well done.!!
Noel_Byrne (8055) 2013-02-22 9:10
Really nice shot of thsi fine building and to include this beautiful statue was a brilliant idea. It looks like a really finely detailed work of art.
Excellent use of light too.
All the best
jemaflor (69709) 2013-02-23 8:21
Very well captured, Light is well managed, nice golden tone and good choice for the angle with this statue in the fg.
dkmurphys (37399) 2013-02-23 9:10
Very fine night capture with the impressive building and the statue. Good catch, enjoy the weekend.
claudeD (24601) 2013-02-25 10:43
Wonderful night shot with a perfect composition and excellent light managment. I iike the very good sharpness and your choosen pov. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg