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.