Bolzano and the magic mirrors
I love Italian traffic mirrors as a free and easy way of seeing a place from a different perspective. Here is my view of Bolzano and the magic mirrors.
The mirrors in Bolzano reflect an orderly city that has grown rather fat around the stomach compared with more most Italian cities further south. Here near the Austrian border residential houses have a fresh coat of paint. The wooden window shutters have an ingeninous multiple functionality that provide a certain vision without too much insight. Traffic is sparse and regulated with room for bikes and pedestrians. Refuse gets contained and collected within the appropriate bins. The green mountains in the background promise plenty of recreational spaces. And mothers are walking around with children by the hand, while the elderly speed forward with determined steps.
Bolzano is salami with saurkraut – in an unusual but very lovable mashup.
And I for one can’t wait for another chance to see what’s behind the looking glass.