Thursday, October 14, 2010

ABC Wednesday: M is for Milan

Last two weeks, Grace and I were traveling in Italy.  The first part of the trip was at southern Tuscany participating in the photographic workshop of David Hoptman.  The latter part of the trip was spent in Milan.  Grace was in a conference and I got the chance to walk around Milan and practice what I have learned from the workshop.  This is the famous Plazza del Duomo with Duomo di Milano on the right and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II on the left.

This is the view of the plaza at night.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a glass covered huge shopping mall that has all the famous European brands and many roadside restaurants.  In the center, the right side is Louis Vuitton and on the left is Prada.  However, a word of caution, all the roadside restaurants around the area only serve microwave version of pasta and risotto, and twice as expensive as the authentic version in southern Tuscany.  For the name brands, the better way to do is to shop around Via Monte Napoleone.

This is the Basilica Di San Carol Al Corso on the way to Corso Vittorio Emanuele II when I walked from Duomo to the area of Via Monte Napoleone.  It was great fun to mingle with the well dressed Milanese people and watch Ferarri, etc. drove on the cobblestone paved streets.

This is the famous Teatro alla Scala at night.  It is not as an impressive building as the Paris Opera.  It can be reached easily from the Duomo through Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.  We have the chance to hear a concert by José Carreras during our stay in Milan.  It was a fantastic experience.

This is the Castello Sforzesco view from Via Dante.  The castle was first constructed in the 14th century.  It has been destroyed and rebuilt many times in the history and the latest was the allied bombardment in 1943.

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Roger Owen Green said...

The glass ceiling is my favorite part, but it's all lovely.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Janie said...

What a beautiful city. I love the magnificent architecture. Your photos are lovely.

kRiZ cPEc said...

I bet you had a great time in that city of art. :)

shu said...

Such a grand city - hope to visit one day.


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