Bridging Arts

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Knots to keep up a blind

Simple and totally effective - a series of knots on this cord to hook on to a nail to keep this blind up at whatever level desired. Why wouldn't it work?!
Outside in downtown Bologna it's fantastically hot - a surreal reprise of  summer.

Monday, 28 September 2015

An inspired use for ribbon

Inspired ribbon use in a bar in downtown Bologna (near San Stefano).... just so no one walks off with the lighter.
An elegant touch in an elegant bar early on a Monday morning. Everyone is getting ready for the day....

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Morden mosque fire

Very sorry to hear of the fire at Morden Mosque. We worked with women here in the Stitch project and went to Ladies' Night more than once.  Click here for more on that.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Curtains to hide a multitude of sins

Love these curtains at the Basilica of Sant Apollinare Nuovo in Ravenna (new in this case dating from circa 500 AD ) - which was built by the Ostrogoth King Theodoric the Great as his palace chapel.

This amazing mosaic (just part of two huge panels running the length of the apse) is thought to be a fairly accurate depiction of his palace and originally contained figures of praying Goths and courtiers.

These were cleverly concealed with these curtains when Ravenna became fully Christian later in the century - so that all that remains are their hands curving around the pillars....