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Arco della Pace at Sunset via Instagram

February 15th, 2019 No comments

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Arco della Pace at Sunset via Instagram

Arco della Pace at Sunset

Milano, Italia

We were walking through Parco Sempione on our way to dinner and caught the Arch of Piece in the late afternoon light. This is the front of the monument, facing away from the sunset, but it takes on a unique character in black and white. The details stand out quite nicely. 

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Castello Sforzesco di Milano, Milano, Italia in Black and White and Color

January 28th, 2019 Comments off

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Castello Sforzesco di Milano, Milano, Italia in Black and White and Color

Castello Sforzesco di Milano, Milano, Italia in Black and White and Color

Castello Sforzesco di Milano, Milano, Italia

This huge, old castle can be seen from almost anywhere in the older section of Milan and works as a great landmark for navigation when walking the city. Two major subway stops are directly outside so it quickly became a touchstone for our travels around the city. 

It now holds 4 museums and anchors one end of a huge park. I ended up taking so many pictures as there are so many views of the castle. This was taken from inside the walls, looking up at the castle keep. 

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Into the courtyard, Museo del Risorgimento, Milano, Italia via Instagram

January 24th, 2019 Comments off

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Into the courtyard, Museo del Risorgimento, Milano, Italia via Instagram

Into the courtyard, Museo del Risorgimento, Milano, Italia via Instagram

From our September 2018 trip to see family and attend the SRN Conference.

So many small places away from the bustle of the city. For me, discovering these places is one of the most exquisite joys of travel — whether far abroad or in your own hometown. 

Milan is a great place to explore and discover. Some interesting places are on tourist guides and known to many others. These are wonderful, but it is the doorways, the courtyards, the side streets, the facades glimpsed at the end of a street luring you onward. I often find myself being pulled off my carefully planned path to one sight or another as it catches my eye.

This courtyard is the entrance to the Museo del Risorgimento (Museum of the Reunification of Italy – Google Translate). We explored its corners, finding steps to rest upon after thoroughly exploring the museum for research for @drrosannewelch ‘s latest book On Garibaldi. It was a hot day and the cool shade and stone were welcome discoveries if the mosquitos were a bit fierce. It is these experiences that stick in my memory and my photos. 

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“Walking The Night” – Columbia, Missouri via Instagram

January 23rd, 2019 Comments off

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“Walking The Night” via Instagram

“Walking The Night”

Walking in the city at night is always such a different experience than walking it during the day. You happen upon scenes that don’t occur at any other time of day. They surprise you. In the dark you don’t see the scenes coming, they are suddenly just thrust upon you in the glow of the street lamp or the glare of car headlamps.

My inherent fear of the dark means that I don’t often go walking in wilder areas, but the pools of light found in the city offer me refuge in the surrounding darkness and I get by. 

My favorite times to walk are during the full moon or on those cloud covered nights when the city lights are reflected back to earth and night almost turns into day. Then I get the best of both worlds. Shadows still conceal much but the moonlight shows off smaller scenes and highlights.

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Poseidon/Neptune Sculpture, Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanic Gardens, San Marino, California via Instagram

January 13th, 2019 Comments off

Elm tree at night via My Instagram

January 4th, 2019 Comments off

Elm tree at night via My Instagram

Elm tree at night

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Douglas through the Looking Glass via Instagram

December 21st, 2018 Comments off

Douglas through the Looking Glass via Instagram

Douglas through the Looking Glass

I caught this interesting reflection while sitting in reading on my phone the other night

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After dinner café, Biosolaire, Milano, Italia via Instagram

December 14th, 2018 Comments off

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After dinner café, Biosolaire, Milano, Italia

After dinner café, Biosolaire, Milano, Italia

A great way to end a meal. 
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Piazza Mercanti, Milano via Instagram

December 13th, 2018 Comments off

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Piazza Mercanti

Piazza Mercanti

Medieval street in Milan, Italy

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Winter, Late afternoon, Home via Instagram

December 11th, 2018 Comments off

Winter, Late afternoon, Home via Instagram

Winter, Late afternoon, Home

The sun slants low and makes patterns on the floor at the end of the day

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