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Old shop downtown Cremona

You can still find these old shops in downtown Cremona. They sell sweets, torrone, mostarda, biscuits, liqueurs, candies, confetti, chocolate, etc. etc. The two ladies working there wear a similar gown that, I imagine, was used by the employees in the ’50s and ’60s in the that very same shop of downtown Cremona. The wooden furnitures are the same. The yellow lights give the same atmosphere of the past. Some things do not change, while everything around them changes.

Negozio Sperlari, Cremona, 2019
Negozio Sperlari, Cremona, 2019

At least one photo a day

La piazza

Cremona is first mentioned in history as a settlement of the Cenomani, a Gallic (Celtic) tribe that arrived in the Po valley around 400 BC. However, the name Cremona most likely dates back to earlier settlers and puzzled the ancients, who gave many fanciful interpretations. In 218 BC the Romans established on that spot their first military outpost (a colonia) north of the Po river, and kept the old name. These are some images of the Cathedral Square or City Hall.

Il Torrazzo, Cremona, 2019
Aperitivo, Cremona, 2019
Friends chatting in the piazza, Cremona, 2019
City Hall, Cremona, 2019

Downtown Cremona

Cremona is an old city in the North of Italy. I was born there and lived there, more or less, until 1996. When I go back it is always a nice to walk along the streets that leads to downtown, to the piazza. Many things have changed but few have remained. The Old Libreria Spotti is still there. The streets of the old city center have the same cobblestones. People take a walk in the city centre before going home for dinner. Bars are open for an aperitivo.

Libreria Spotti, Cremona, 2019
Senso vietato, Cremona, 2019
Alle due colonne, Cremona, 2019

At least one photo a day

My old hometown

La Bertazzola, Cremona 2019

‘What do you think?’, I asked. We had been for more then five minutes in the old piazza and she had not said a word.

We had got here at the right time. The sun setting. The marble facade of the Cathedral turning to a light pink/brown tint.

We walk a bit in the square. She took a deep breath and said: “It is nice to be back.”

One photo a day

Cremona old town

 

 

Il Duomo

Il Duomo

Le due colonne

Le due colonne

Il Torrazzo

Il Torrazzo

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Ombra

Ombra

Caffè Tubino

Caffè Tubino

The old center of Cremona on a December afternoon. All photos taken with iPhone Se and edited with Snapseeds.

Il fiume Po

 

Winter trees along the Po river

Winter reflections

Po river

Po river

Po river

Winter river

Bridge over the Po river

The bridge over the Po river

Winter river

Po river

Winter river

River landscape

Bridge over the Po river

The bridge over the Po river

Winter reflections

Winter reflections

Along the river Po

Po river

Navigating the Po river

Navigating the Po river

Winter sunset over the Po river

Winter sunset

In December I went back for few days to my hometown, Cremona. The weather was crisp and chilly. One afternoon, a friend asked me whether I wanted to go to the river Po and take some photos. The air was clear, the colours intense, the river was very dry and run slowly along its course. I liked the contrasts between the shadow and light areas of these photos and edited them all into black and white. All photos taken with iPhone SE and edited with Snapseeds.

The art of lithography

The art of lithography

Lithography (from Greek lithos, “stone” + graphein, “to write”) is a method of printing originally based on the fundamental antipathy of oil and water. I took the photos at Mauriartegrafica a company in Cremona (Italy). You can find the gallery here.

The art of lithography

Branches in b&w

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Branches b&w, a set on Flickr.

Was in Cremona (Italy) over new year. Was back in winter after a long time. Since I have been living in Southeast Asia for the last 10 years I felt I was not used to the shapes and lines that barren trees draw on a winter sky. Was nice to be back during winter again.

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