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Europe » Italy » Lombardy » Milan September 7th 2004

I have arrived and am here in my apartment. As I was walking down my street I saw all of these beautiful apartments with balconies. They all looked really nice except for this one on the end with graffiti all over the place. I kept saying please don’t be mine, please don’t be mine. Bui guess what? It is my building. I received another shock because I thought the apartment was two-bedroom not a two bed room. But there is surprisingly a lot of space and tons of closet room. The best part is I have a balcony. The view isn’t the best but I sit out there every morning. I also have a maid who comes everyday and cleans the bathroom, empties the garbage, and makes my bed. Once a week she even changes ... read more

Europe » Italy » Lombardy » Milan December 13th 2003

Milan is beautiful and has many other sights but I remember this Gallery for 3 main things: 1. Got a haircut nearby before going in a tiny little hairdresser in a side alley before going but one of the best cuts I've had anywhere. 2. Leanardos "Portrait of a Musician" there is some dispute as to whether it is really a Da Vinci but very intricate small wood panel painting the thing is compared to the "Last Supper" which is on a church wall and a bit faded (the church was bombed in WWII they had to protect it with sandbags plus the paint he used deteriorated quickly), this looks like it was painted yesterday and you can walk right up to it. There are security guards watching of course but compared to the Mona Lisa ... read more

Europe » Italy » Lombardy » Milan September 17th 2003

I still remember being 5 or 6 years old and my dad going to his friends houses to watch Grand Prixs. He would then come and sit on my bed and tell me everything that happened. I loved it. I remember at that time McLaren dominated with Senna and the boys always taking the cake. After travelling around Italy and Greece with Manuela my father met up with me in Milan with his old friend Wilf. We had gathered to watch the Italian Grand Prix at Monza. I can't tell you how excited I was to watch it. I had always wanted to watch a grand prix and now it was becoming a reality. And there was no grand prix that I would rather watch than the Italian home of the Tifosi. We had rented a ... read more

Europe » Italy » Lombardy » Milan July 12th 2003

Leaving Rome Having several hours to spend before the departure time at 1:20 am, I was in no hurry to reach Tiburtina station back in Rome. I love night train, as I could sleep anywhere, maybe this is the reason why the Hardy boys decided not to join me for Milan trip. After Edinburgh and Venice, they said they have had enough with anything night transporter. So, with a set of tickets €29.37 for Roma-Milano and €27.37 for Milano-Roma, I am ready to embrace my new adventure in Milan. I tried to walk as slow as possible to the designated train platform, since I knew that I had more than two hours to spend waiting for the train to depart. Spent couple of hours sketching the FS train locomotive, before hearing the Binario changing for Milano ... read more
Duomo spires
Massive columns
Galleria Vittorio Emmanuelle II dome

Europe » Italy » Lombardy » Milan June 9th 2003

Eurorail 2003 - Photos from: Milan and Venice... A 3 week escapade on Eurorail through Italy, Hungary and the Czech Republic. Starting in Milan in Italy through to Venice then an epic night train adventure with all night partying from Venice, through Croatia to Budapest in Hungary. Then another nighttrain up to Prague in the Czech Republic.... read more
View from Rialto, Venice
Leaving Milan Train Station
St Marks Square, Venice

Europe » Italy » Lombardy » Milan April 24th 2001

Geo: 45.4637, 9.188131 - Stop only to drop off supplies and excess clothings/gifts... read more
Train to Milan - 2 hr stop
Train to Milan - 2 hr stop

Europe » Italy » Lombardy » Milan July 10th 1979

Geo: 45.4637, 9.188131st trip... read more




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