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Sketching away in Arezzo

By EveLine1
This scene is so Italian with the man dedicated to his artistic endeavor in a striped t-shirt in front of an antique shop on a historic square.. I just couldn't resist.

Tags: Art Italy Tuscany Street scene Landscape and travel Antique shop

Voters: mike9005, HobbitDave, banehawi and 16 more

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pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2201 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2021 8:41PM
I love that shop, there will be gems galore inside, but in the meantime I'll watch the man (the owner?) who is happily sketching between customers.
woolybill1 Plus
14 36 76 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2021 9:29PM
Such a gentle, measured, human pace of life; no rushing, no deadlines, not a care in the world. Without Arezzo, who knows how we would designate the notes of the musical scale! For there a thousand years a monk and scholar named Guido chose the sequence Ut - re -mi etc as the basis of our modern staff notation, all very measured and scholarly as befits such a location . . . . The shopkeeper could be a modern Guido . . .

15 Jan 2021 7:30PM
Thanks a million for your comments Pam and Bil! A special thanks to Bill for your erudite comment on Guido d'Arezzo!!
I had no idea.. I remember learning the do-re-mi etc song (starting with doe, a dear..) at school Next time I visit Arezzo I will be looking at it with a different eye Wink!

Best wishes

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