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Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine, Milano, Italia

January 29th, 2019 Comments off

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Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine, Milano, Italia

Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine, Milano, Italia

Rosanne and I had stumbled upon this 1446 church a few days earlier on our wandering, but I returned on my way to a second visit to the Orto Botanico (Botanical Garden) in Brera.

This morning, though, I took the opportunity to stop, order a caffé (espresso) and a chocolate croissant, and just sit people watching and taking in the architecture of the church and the art in the piazza.

I was on my own on this visit, but it is one of my favorite memories of the trip. Even alone I found Milano to be friendly, welcoming and very livable. I felt more comfortable there than perhaps any other European city I have visited besides, perhaps, Bath and Leeds in the UK. London is fun but can be a bit too much after a few days.

When out on my own — and not looking a bit Italian in any way — I found it fun to joke with the wait staff at restaurants and museums. They would always start out in English and then expressed surprise and pleasure when I spoke Italian — even my first-grade version of it. Just another way I came to feel comfortable. Joking with everyone and generally having a great time.

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Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine, Milano, Italia

January 27th, 2019 Comments off

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Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine

Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine, Milano, Italia

While the exterior of this 1446 church is fairly plain, the interior is amazing. The light and shadows effect on the architecture are so dramatic is almost, literally, takes your breath away. We stepped in from the bright sun on a hot afternoon and it was like entering an entirely different world. The temperature dropped 10 degrees and it took several minutes for our eyes to adjust. We had entered from a side door, so we didn’t get the full effect until we moved up the enter aisle and took in this view. 

This is one of those photos that you easily remember taking. Unlike some, I believe that photography doesn’t take me out of the moment when I am Travelling, but rather makes my memories more vibrant and concrete when I return home. 

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Nighttime Neon via Instagram

November 8th, 2018 Comments off

Nighttime Neon via Instagram

Nighttime Neon

Downtown Columbia, Missouri

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Neon Batteries via My Instagram

May 6th, 2018 Comments off

Neon Batteries via My Instagram

Neon Batteries

Storefront neon in Magnolia Park Neighborhood of Burbank

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My Los Angeles 27 – Chop Suey/Chow Mein Neon at Grand Central Market via Instagram

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My Los Angeles 26 – Grand Central Market Neon via Instagram

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Lamp, Dunedin Chinese Garden via Instagram

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Lamp, Dunedin Chinese Garden via Instagram

Lamp, Dunedin Chinese Garden

Dunedin, New Zealand

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Neon at Night via Instagram

December 2nd, 2017 Comments off

Neon at Night

Neon at Night

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Comics! via Instagram

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Pizza in Neon via Instagram

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Pizza in Neon via Instagram

Pizza in Neon

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