Renaissance theme

One week ago I was in Bologna. I was walking through cobblestoned streets lined with red-roofed old buildings. Many of the buildings were painted in the typical Renaissance style of yellows, browns and oranges.

Geek that I am, I saw these colours and mentally tried to figure out what the nearest web-safe equivalent would be.

A week later, I no longer have to wonder. I spent the day going through my digital snapshots using Photoshop’s eyedropper tool as I went.

It wasn’t purely an exercise in nerdish anal retentiveness. I wanted to create a little momento of my Italian trip. What better way than with a new theme for this site?

I call it the Renaissance theme.

All the photographs are from last week’s trip. So is the tiling background image. Many of the walls had wonderful textures of peeling fresco-like paint.

I must have looked the world’s weirdest tourist as I took close up shots of bits of wall while surrounded by beautiful architecture.

Have you published a response to this? :

Previously on this day

17 years ago I wrote Puerto Muerto

Another weekend, another concert organised by The Gilded Palace of Sin.

18 years ago I wrote The Science Museum

As of today, there is no admission price for the Science Museum or the Natural History Museum.