Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Milan Industrial Abstracts

So it's turning into industrial abstracts week here on the blog...here's yet another photo from the Milan Science and Technology Museum.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Milan Industrial Abstract

Here's another industrial abstract photo made at the museum of technology in Milan.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Milan industrial abstracts

This photo was taken at the museum of technology in Milan - I've added it to my industrial abstract collection.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Milan by Night

Most cafes, restaurants and bars in Milan stay open quite late; it'll not be long before this table is occupied.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Milanese Street Details

As you make your way through the streets of Milan you see many building facades similar to this one.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The end of the afternoon in Milan

This late afternoon photo photo depicts a fairly typical intersection in the old part of central Milan.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Guardians of the Duomo

Each of the spires on the Duomo in Milan is capped with a figure similar to these.  Each figure represents a saint.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Milan Cathedral Terraces

Just seven euros will allow you to climb the stairs to the roof terraces of the cathedral in Milan.  For an extra 5 euros you can use the elevator.  The cathedral has been under repair for thirty years and as you can see they are far from done.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Milan Duomo Buttresses

The Cathedral in Milan features a double buttress system.  It's all very intricate and light in appearance. This is a view from the roof terrace looking through a series of the buttresses.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Milan Duomo Roof Top Views

I was surprised by the access permitted to the roof top of the Duomo (cathedral) in Milan.  Here's a 'key hole' view of the piazza below.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Rest Stop Milanese Style

Looks like a perfect spot to take in a gelato, don't you think?

Friday, September 19, 2014

Milan Brera District

The Brera district of Milan is a labyrinth of streets lined with lovely shops, restaurants and private driveways like this one.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Milan Shadows

Not much to say about this; the form of the shadows was what seemed photo-worthy to me in this instance.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Modern and the Traditional

This very modern sculpture stands in the piazza in front of this old church.  This was about 2 blocks from our apartment in Milan.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Street Face Symmetry

The charm of this photo - for me at least - is the near perfect symmetry.  I try to get it perfect in-camera but usually a little straightening up in Photoshop is required.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Grass Roots Marketing

This fellow was rather compelling; I couldn't take my eyes off him as he tried to coerce people into taking a seat in his restaurant.  That's his likeness in the poster on the right side of the photo.  The chest he's leaning on was full of lobsters.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Milan in Black and White

I converted this photo of a statue within the walls of Castello Sforzesco to black and white using Oloneo Photo Engine.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Lunch to Go

Nobody likes to be too far from their next bite and the Italians are no different.  This is the sign on a food truck in Milan.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Purple Shutters

We had stopped in the street to consider our route and I was struck by the purple shutters on this otherwise dreary building facade.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Old and the New

The older part of Milan is void of modern office buildings but the area to the northeast features some pretty swanky new towers.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A Little Fenestration Please

The word 'fenestration' comes from the Latin word 'fenestra' meaning window, or opening for light.  In modern architectural terms it refers to to the arrangement of openings in a wall and usually includes opening for doors in addition to windows.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Ubiquitous Vespa

Vespa - which is Italian for wasp - are plentiful in Milan as are every other kind of motorcycle.  Space is limited both for driving and parking, but the Vespa fits in almost everywhere.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Vittorio Emanulele II

Vittorio Emanuele II was the king of Sardinia from 1849 until he assumed the role of King of a united Italy in 1861.  This statue is in the Piazza del Duomo in Milan.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Shopping in Milan

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a shopping centre in central Milan.  Technically it's a mall in that it is covered but it's not like what we North Americans would expect.  If you have expensive tastes this would be a good place to air out your credit card; Prada, Gucci, Versace and the rest of the usual cast of high end stores are all represented here.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Security in Milan

I'm never sure whether to take comfort from police presence or to be alarmed by it.  Either way it makes one forget about the prospects of pickpockets in a busy piazza like the one in front of the Duomo in Milan - at least a little bit.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

One More 'Live' Post from Italy

This photo was taken in Como, Italy and edited with Photoshop Express for iPad.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Another Photo from the roof of the Duomo in Milan

Here's another photo of the rood terraces atop the Duomo in Milan -  made with the iPhone 5 pano setting.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Milan Piazza del Duomo

This is the view of the Piazza del Duomo from the roof terraces of the Duomo itself.  The Italian Alps are visible in the upper right corner.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Sunday in Milan

Sunday in Milan and the gentrified inhabitants are enjoying a slow day out.