Recently I was in Italy for a very short trip over the weekend and during that time I spent one day and one night in Bologna., in the Emilia Romagna region, just an hour far (by train) from Milan.
It was not the first time for me, actually, I did the military service in Bologna, just around 20 years ago! Woow, time flies…
Since then, I never came back and, 20 years ago, I was not even close to being a photographer, so I had no pictures taken.
Frankly, I found the city to be exactly the same as twenty years ago, and I still remember where to go and all the main spots.
But this time, I’ve observed it with the eyes and the mind of a photographer, certainly with a different point of view, and with a Leica SL.
Of course, 24 hours, even less, are not enough to really get the soul of a city, but I did my best to capture as much as possible street life.
The city shows its best side at night when the old warm lights illuminate the elegant and endless porticoes, a peculiarity and symbol of this historic city.
Walking around with the Leica SL and the two compact lenses such as Summicron 28mm and 50mm it was so light and relaxing, and the manual focus, in low light was very easy and fast.
Here are the final pictures:
Thanks for watching,