Each time I meet an artist, I ask, “So where is the place for artists now?” Every single time I heard, “Berlin.” So, my friend Susan and I went up there recently to check it out. I will write about that experience in a future post. Today, I want to tell you about our visit to Bergamo, Italia, on the way home. There is currently an outdoor installation of color and lots of flowering plants and trees in the “Città Alta” (the upper city), in this case the original part of the city that oversees the lower sections and is still outlined by its ancient walls.
I was delighted to see so much color in Bergamo’s Piazza Vecchia, with the Italian version of “Astro Turf” covering most surfaces and creating above-ground colorful planters for all kinds of herbs and flowering plants. My traveling companion said she got a headache from it … too much. But I loved it and thought it fun.