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A Milano Street Scene – Pettinaroli & Figli

July 14th, 2019 No comments

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A Milano Street Scene – Pettinaroli & Figli

A Milano Street Scene - Pettinaroli & Figli

A bit of unplanned street photography as I took photos of interesting storefronts in the Brera District of Milan. 

We had visited this interesting store the day before but I returned to get some photos. This gentleman provided the perfect accompaniment to my photo as I snapped away. 

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Along the Streets of Milan via My Instagram

July 1st, 2019 Comments off

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Along the Streets of Milan

Along the Streets of Milan via My Instagram

Spotted one of our many strolls about Milano. Yet another of the amazing scenes from our September 2018 visit. 

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Memories of a solo lunch in Milano via My Instagram

June 29th, 2019 Comments off

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Memories of a solo lunch in Milano

Memories of a solo lunch in Milano via My Instagram

When we go somewhere for the annual SRN Conference, I always end up with a day or two on my own. On this day I visited a Leonardo exhibit and then had lunch at this restaurant recommended by our cousin Orazio. It was great and I had a wonderful conversation with the owner who was surprised I spoke some Italian. It was a quintessential Italian experience.  

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Along the Streets of Milan via My Instagram

June 21st, 2019 Comments off

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Along the Streets of Milan

Along the Streets of Milan via My Instagram

Spotted one of our many strolls about Milano. Yet another of the amazing scenes from our September 2018 visit. 

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Omenoni (Big Men), Milan via My Instagram

June 18th, 2019 Comments off

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Omenoni (Big Men), Milan

Omenoni (Big Men), Milan via My Instagram

Spotted one of our many strolls about Milano. This home is quite near La Scala Opera House. Yet another of the amazing scenes from our September 2018 visit. 

Casa degli Omenoni is a historic palace of Milan, northern Italy, located in the eponymous street of Via degli Omenoni (number 3).[1] It was designed by sculptor Leone Leoni for himself; he both lived and worked there. It owes its name to the eight atlantes decorating its facade, termed “omenoni” (“big men” in Milanese), which were sculpted by Antonio Abondio,[1] most probably on a design by Leoni.[2] Lions (a reference to the “Leoni” family)[3] are a recurring theme of its decorations; in particular, a large relief placed under the cornice depicts two lions tearing a satyr into pieces. The overall style of the palace and the decorations have been noted to include several references to the art of Michelangelo.[4] The internal courtyard, modified in 1929 by Piero Portaluppi, has a colonnade with metopes and triglyphs. — Wikipedia

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Birthplace of poet and novelist Alessandro Manzoni, Milano, Italia via My Instagram

June 15th, 2019 Comments off

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Birthplace of poet and novelist Alessandro Manzoni, Milano, Italia

Birthplace of poet and novelist Alessandro Manzoni, Milano, Italia via My Instagram

Spotted one of our many strolls about Milano. This home is quite near La Scala Opera House. Yet another of the amazing scene from our September 2018 visit. 

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Birthplace and Statue of poet and novelist Alessandro Manzoni, Milano, Italia via Instagram

June 13th, 2019 Comments off

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Birthplace and Statue of poet and novelist Alessandro Manzoni, Milano, Italia

Birthplace and Statue of poet and novelist Alessandro Manzoni, Milano, Italia via Instagram

Spotted one of our many strolls about Milano. This home and sculpture is quite near La Scala Opera House. Yet another of the amazing scenes from our September 2018 visit. 

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Il Duomo In The Morning via Instagram

June 11th, 2019 Comments off

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Il Duomo In The Morning

Il Duomo In The Morning via Instagram

The Duomo in Milan and it’s piazza are the living room of old town Milan. 

We saw it in nearly every time of day. Walking by for lunch. Strolling in the evening during Passeggiata and in this case, in the morning as the sun rises over it’s at spires. 

It looks different throughout the day and nearly every photo is different because of the way light plays On its ornate facade. I often liken it To a grand wedding cake created out of stone instead of frosting.

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Huge, gleaming, coffee roaster inside of @starbucksmilanoofficial via Instagram

June 7th, 2019 Comments off

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Huge, gleaming, coffee roaster inside of @starbucksmilanoofficial

Huge, gleaming, coffee roaster inside of @starbucksmilanoofficial via Instagram

This store, the first in Italy, open last September, the day before we arrived for the Screenwriting Research Network conference. 
The store is a veritable coffee amusement park with typical Starbucks drinks and food as well as a full-service Italian “bar” with drinks and food and a very classy design. 

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