October 23, 2012

Medieval Bologna with my son

piazza Santo Stefano
canale delle Moline
Since Middle Ages Bologna had a network of canals that served hundreds of mills and that made the industrial fortune of the town. Covered in the fifties, nowadays they are only visible in a few spots. In this now dirty water, laundresses had washed clothes untill maybe sixty years ago. I recently went with my son to sketch the "Moline" (mills) canal and in Santo Stefano square, from where you can see our famous Asinelli highest city tower.

8 comments :

Isabel said...

love this sketches of Bologna, Simo you seem to work more loosely, beautiful

Bajzek said...

Very nice drawings!

memi said...

Very beautiful- and very impressive!

Marina Grechanik said...

wow! love these vertical sketches!

matthew_c said...

Wonderful.

Schizzinosa said...

I spent last twenty years working on details, I'll spend next twenty trying to loosen up... Great group of sketchers up here, thanks for your comments!

Murray Dewhurst said...

I agree with everyone above - superb vertical sketches.

Beth said...

Crisp, clean and tasty sketches. Wish I were that good. practice!