How many times have we been caught walking down the street by a simple inscription on a wall, a bench or a shutter? Sometimes they make us smile, other times they contain simple truths that seem almost surreal to come across by chance.
It is as if the facades of the buildings speak to us, and if you have been to Bologna at least once, you will have noticed that they speak more than in other places. It would be nice to wander around and get lost among the kilometres of arcades in search of the quote that suits us best, but it is not always possible. To help us out, there is an Instagram profile that you absolutely must follow, rimasugli.
Bologna sboccia oltre i muri (Bologna blossoms beyond the walls), you can read in the bio and a quick glance at the pictures is enough to admit that it is true.
The typical red, orange, ochre and yellow walls of the city are the backdrop for verses of songs and poems, quotes or unpublished phrases of which we do not know the author. A form of street art within reach of anyone with a black felt-tip pen and something to say. Then, someone who will stop to take a photo will always come along.
We’ve selected just a few phrases, but follow rimasugli on Instagram so you don’t miss out on all the next ones.