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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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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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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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On The Street, Via Dante, Milano, Italia via Instagram

April 11th, 2019 Comments off

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On The Street, Via Dante, Milano, Italia

On The Street, Via Dante, Milano, Italia via Instagram

I have never been one to practice street photography much, probably because I’m too self-conscious about it and worry about bad reactions from people. 

That said, one afternoon we pulled up at a kiosk to rest our feet and have a snack while we waited to meet family for dinner. 
Via Dante is a large, wide, now pedestrian-only Avenue in central Milan, right near a major subway station. It is a main location for the evening passeggiata or evening stroll so familiar in Italian towns of all sizes. 

This location allowed me to casually sit and capture people as they strolled by without attracting too much attention to myself, so I felt comfortable enough to try out some spontaneous street photography. 

What’s interesting is that these photos bring back some of the fondest memories as they make me feel I am there again more than any photos of dusty history or buildings. 

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More people at our table than usual via Instagram

February 26th, 2019 Comments off

More people at our table than usual via Instagram

More people at our table than usual

These days it is usually just Rosanne and me at the dining room table or occasionally 2 friends for dinner. Back in December, though, we hosted 6 members of our Sicilian family and the dining room was almost standing room only. 

This was their first day in town, so we greeted them with the quintessential LA meal of In-n-Out. 😀

Every other meal at home, though, looked more like our Italian meals when visiting them. They might have experienced the US and LA when we went out, but evenings cocooned them in a sense of normal home life. 

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Mary and Francesca Discuss Italian Family History via Instagram

February 23rd, 2019 Comments off

On The Street, Via Dante, Milano, Italia

February 19th, 2019 Comments off

Do you do street photography? How? Why? Share in the comments!

On The Street, Via Dante, Milano, Italia

On The Street, Via Dante, Milano, Italia

I have never been one to practice street photography much, probably because I’m too self-conscious about it and worry about bad reactions from people. 

That said, one afternoon we pulled up at a kiosk to rest our feet and have a snack while we waited to meet family for dinner. 

Via Dante is a large, wide, now pedestrian-only Avenue in central Milan, right near a major subway station. It is a main location for the evening passeggiata or evening stroll so familiar in Italian towns of all sizes. 

This location allowed me to casually sit and capture people as they strolled by without attracting too much attention to myself, so I felt comfortable enough to try out some spontaneous street photography. 

What’s interesting is that these photos bring back some of the fondest memories as they make me feel I am there again more than any photos of dusty history or buildings. 

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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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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan at Night via Instagram

September 18th, 2018 Comments off

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan at Night via Instagram

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan at Night

The world’s first shopping mall.😀 An amazing place I visited on a number of occasions during this trip. Also home to an amazing Leonardo exhibit.

This is adjacent to the Piazza del Duomo and was filled with people and music each evening. A perfect place for passeggiata, and Italian evening stroll. 

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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan at Night via Instagram

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan at Night via Instagram

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Taking their Hollywood Photos! via My Instagram

August 1st, 2018 Comments off

Taking their Hollywood Photos! via My Instagram

Taking their Hollywood Photos!

Everybody wants to get a view and a photo. 

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