Antonio Basoli was an Italian artist that lived between the 18th and the 19th century working mostly in Bologna. Among other things, he created these beautiful architectural alphabet engravings called Alfabeto Pittorico. I wish there was a place called Alphabet City* where all these buildings were real.

Letter J doesn't exist in the Italian alphabet, they called i lunga and it's written with an i.

* Alphabet City near the East Village in NYC is certainly not that place.

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