I woke up at 5.30 on a Saturday morning. There was a compact body of silence flowing over the city of Milan. I moved to the window and looked outside: no one was around, no cars, no buses, and no trams. An airplane flying over filled the air with its buzz, its echo reverberating for minutes afterwards. Somebody was cycling, and the squeak of his bike was audible at great distance …
I could hardly refrain from taking pictures all the day long. Flaring, chaotic, enthralling Autumn in Milan. From the docks of the Darsena!
Corso San Gottardo still keeps connected the southern part of Milan and its monumental Piazza XXIV Maggio, close to the Darsena. It was built at the end of the XIX century and was named after San Gottardo, bishop of Hildesheim (960-1038).
I reached the end of Corso San Gottardo, heading south, to find something that profoundly disgusted me. There used to be a book shop here. More precisely, there used to be two. Continue reading
I finally made it to Leonardo’s Naviglio Pavese
Religious Folk Art in Milan lurks in the oddest places. Last day, in via Conchetta, I found this fresco next to a tyre dealer’s shop.
It is truly moving the way the artwork struggles to get along peacefully with its sorroundings. My feelings about Milan Folk Art is of the deepest admiration!
Not far from Via San Gottardo, after taking via Pavia and turning in via Troilo afterwards, the ruins of some building bombed during the W.W. 2, later demolished, provided the necessary space to create a small garden with benches, trees and flowers. There I found this lovely decorated tree that reminded me of some older games I used to play when I was a child. Continue reading
September. Today, the sky above Milano was bright. I left my house around 07.30 am and headed straight to via Custodi, where I expected to find a deserted tram depot. It is the oldest tram depot in Milan, built around 1885 by the company then managing the public transportation in Milan: Società Anonima degli Omnibus. Continue reading