August 4th, Milan. The city is hot and empty. Pedestrians are infrequent and those who could not leave for the shores of Liguria, Emilia Romagna or Toscana yet, are walking down the street like ghosts. Continue reading
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!
Sunday morning in Milan, 08.30 am. The city awakens in this very moment. Shops and cafes are opening, people jogging or walking their dogs. I have been wandering for 2 hours, so far.
When I left my bed, this morning, it was 6.25 am. I sat on the bed and contemplated the sun light glowing over the curtain of my windows. Then, I went out. Continue reading
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
It is difficult to say what came first: was it greed or was it capital? According to most credited historians, greed lays at the core of the original capital accumulation, dating back to the XVth and XVIth centuries. Even though there is much evidence that greed is an element shared equally throughout history, my first experience of it dates back to the early 90’s, when I was a child at primary school. Continue reading
I finally made it to Leonardo’s Naviglio Pavese. Back in the old days Milan used to look like Venice: a city on water. Its layout dramatically changed after the Municipality decided to bury almost all the canals, during the Thirties.
Milan changed its face to resemble a European modern capital but, the Navigli area, in the southern part of the city, still keeps its old canals and docks, to enjoy an old picture of how Milan used to be.