Published: April 16th 2012April 16th 2012
Short entry today. No rain and a bit warmer.
We both slept in, ate a leisurely breakfast in our loft on Via Lancetti, and then rode the tram into the center of Milan to see the Duomo and an art museum of 20th
century Italian artists. Very leisurely day. I left the memory chip to my camera in my computer in the loft and couldn’t take photos.
Sally took a couple for me and I copied a couple from internet sites. I tend not to take photos of stuff that’s readily available on the internet, so it didn’t matter too much that I left the chip. Sally took a couple photos for me, one of a past cardinal of the Duomo, Carlo Borromeo, for whom the church my relatives in Missouri attend was named. The writing in the photo is in Italian, but the name Borromeo is prominent in it.
Sally also let me take a photo of something you won’t see on the internet, a crane inside the Duomo with a cherry picker carrying a person up to perhaps make a repair, change a light bulb, or clean something.
The photo of the Duomo was taken
by Sally from the 5th
floor of the Museo del Novecento (20th
Century museum) that had many floors of works by Italian artists, after a tiny room with a few paintings by Mondian, Klee, Kandinsky, Picasso and Modigliani that blew our minds before we even started. You can see a reflection of the museum's glass windows in the corner of the photo of the Duomo. My favorite piece in the museum was a bronze statue by Boccioni called “Unique Form,” but seeing the Duomo from higher up was also a real treat.
Tomorrow, our last day in Milano, is devoted to seeing the Pinocoteca Ambrosiana Museum with a Leonardo Da Vinci exhibit and then going to the opera in the evening. I’d say we saved the best for last, but it’s all been good.
There are more photos below