Photos from the collection milan

Scuola Superiore dell’Economia e delle Finanze, Milan

I found it quite entertaining that a large building, taking up much of one side of Moscow Street (via Muscova) in Milan, was dedicated to the School of Economics and Finance (Scuola Superiore dell’Economia e delle Finanze). Hardly a communist statement, comrades. I guess that the world hs moved on.

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The Cheeky Tourist, Milan

I’ve posted this one in full size (for my contacts) because of the lovely detail. I saw the tourist in the hat taking a photo of herself at Sforzesco Castle in Milan last weekend… but I have only just seen the expression on her face. :-p

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Santa Maria del Carmine, Milan

An unlikely entrance for a massive brick church, looming over narrow lanes in the heart of Milan, not far from Sforzesco castle. Work began on the church in 1400 AD, following nearly two hundred years of religious gatherings on the site. After parts of the building collapsed in 1449, repair work was untertaken and the […]

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Birthday trip to Milan

A very warm and heartfelt happy birthday to my darling Jo! Here, braving a little vertigo for a photo on the roof of the cathedral in Milan, which we visited yesterday.

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Castello Sforzesco, Milan

"Betrayed and arrested by his nephew and son-in-law Gian Galeazzo, Bernabò Visconti stayed in the fortress, which was used also as a prison, for 19 days. Bernabò died in the Trezzo Castle in 1395. The last of the Visconti, Filippo Maria, continued with the building of a bridge between the two parts of the fortress […]

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Forza Italia

Supporters waiting for the leader of an Italian political party at the opening of a new gallery exhibition of Picasso’s work. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forza_Italia

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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a covered double arcade (two arcades intersecting in an octagon) sited on the northern side of the Piazza del Duomo in Milan, connecting to the Piazza della Scala. Named after Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of united Italy, it was orginally designed in 1861 and built by Giuseppe […]

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Hommage to Sieff

I would’ve asked Jo to strip off, but it was February and I’m not that cruel :-) www.jeanloupsieff.com

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The green bronze doors of the Duomo (cathedral) in Milan are rubbed smooth in a few places, where the fingertips of millions of visitors have worked the green patina away. Here, a representation of what appears to be the baby Jesus has been made faceless.

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A homeless woman watches preparations for carnival in the main cathedral square.

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