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Orto Botanico di Brera, Milano, Italia via Instagram

May 13th, 2019 No comments

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Orto Botanico di Brera, Milano, Italia

I highly recommend you visit when you are in Milan. This was an amazing respite from the city but still within the city. Bring bug spray as the mosquitos were fierce but the views were gorgeous.

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A doorway within a doorway via Instagram

May 9th, 2019 No comments

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A doorway within a doorway

A doorway within a doorway via Instagram

Doorways of Milano

Where does this doorway lead? Sometimes you just have to follow it and see!

I collected many such pictures on our trip to Milan last September and have often done the same on past trips to Italy. They are always so fascinating especially when they give such tantalizing views of what lies beyond. 

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Sculpture of Vittorio Emanuelle II during battle for Italian Reunification via Instagram

May 7th, 2019 No comments

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 Sculpture of Vittorio Emanuelle II during battle for Italian Reunification

Sculpture of Vittorio Emanuelle II during battle for Italian Reunification via Instagram

On our trip to Milan for the 2019 SRN Conference we had the time to visit the Museum of the Risorgimento so I could do some research on the Italian perspective of Giuseppe Garibaldi, the topic of my second Mentoris novel. It really helped me see him from several sides – and artwork like this highlighted the place he holds in world civilization. 

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Doorways of Milano via Instagram

May 2nd, 2019 Comments off

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Doorways of Milano

Doorways of Milano via Instagram

Giorgio Armani, Milano

Who works here? What do they do? Where does this doorway lead? 

I found myself asking these questions every time we passed an entry like this. I collected many such pictures on our trip to Milan last September and have often done the same on past trips to Italy. They are always so fascinating especially when they give such tantalizing views of what lies beyond. 

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Arco della Pace at Night via Instagram

May 1st, 2019 Comments off

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Arco della Pace at Night via Instagram

Arco della Pace at Night

Milano, Italia

On our way back to the hotel we were walking through Parco Sempione and caught the Arch of Peace illuminated.

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Scene from the Cal Poly Pomona Japanese Garden – A Minute in Los Angeles 17 [Video]

April 28th, 2019 Comments off

Scene from the Cal Poly Pomona Japanese Garden – A Minute in Los Angeles 17

Scene from the Cal Poly Pomona Japanese Garden - A Minute in Los Angeles 17

 

A minute with the koi in the Cal Poly.Pomona Japanese Garden.


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In the garden… Scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera District of Milan via Instagram

April 21st, 2019 Comments off

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In the garden... Scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera District of Milan via Instagram

In the garden… Scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera District of Milan

A couple finds respite in the cool shade of the garden on a hot Summer day. We did the same. After walking through the garden we found a bench and just enjoyed the scenery. The mosquitos got to be a bit fierce, though. Bring bug spray if you visit in summer. 😀

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Pettinaroli and Figli, Storefront, Milano, Italia via Instagram

April 18th, 2019 Comments off

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Pettinaroli and Figli, Storefront, Milano, Italia via Instagram

Pettinaroli and Figli, Storefront, Milano, Italia

I ended up taking lots of photos of storefronts during this trip. There are so many interesting and unique displays and often the stores themselves are just as unique.

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Porter at Eureka, Claremont, California via Instagram

April 14th, 2019 Comments off

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Porter at Eureka, Claremont, California

Since we had to drive to Cal Poly for an awards presentation for @drrosannewelch and an eSports event for @gogojosephw, we took some time out for a stroll and dinner in Downtown Claremont. There we had drinks and dinner at @eurekaclaremont. We ended the evening at a poetry and music show at @sanctuarycoffee, a non-profit coffeehouse that donates all profits to public assistant organizations. 

Porter at Eureka, Claremont, California

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Courtyard, Pinacoteca di Brera, Milano, Italia via Instagram

March 24th, 2019 Comments off

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Displaying and learning about painting should always be done in a building which is also a piece of art itself. The collonades and arches of the courtyard give a rhythm to the building even if the Napoleon as Greek God statue is a bit overdone. 😀

Another fine sight from our September 2018 trip to Milan. 

Courtyard, Pinacoteca di Brera, Milano, Italia
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