Friday, February 9, 2018

Milano Continues to be of GREAT Interest to Me

Wednesday, 7 February, 2018

My internet issues at Villa Skorpion continue . . .

Undaunted, I continued my exploration of the mysterious city of Milano by train, by tram and, of course, on foot.

Milano's Cadorna Train Station

Every adventure into Milano starts and ends for me at this station.

Tram #1

This iconic line, serviced by vintage trams, goes right by the Cadorna Station. 

Last week I boarded a tram like the yellow one here to see the sights on the other side of the train station.

Today I boarded the black Foxtown #1 tram to see what lay behind my vantage point.

The #1 was a bit empty today

Earth, Wind and Fire Ristorante?

Oh no, that was the 21st night of September . . .

Metal boards popping up everywhere

With major Italian elections coming up in March, here comes Silvio Berlusconi again, communities all over the country are erecting temporary boards like these around town for various political parties to advertise their candidates and/or issues for the electorate to peruse casually.

Some of these boards appear to be brand new.

Some, like these, not so much.

Would you trust this mailbox?

Pizza and Wine,
ALWAYS a good combination!

Murphy Clan . . .

Would Joe Mollica stay here?


OLD steps leading to Parco Cavour

OLD Tram meets NEW building

If nothing else,
Milano is always colorful

We are a Catholic country after all!

Camillo Paolo Filippo Giulio Benso
Count of Cavour, Isolabella and Leri

He is generally just known as Cavour and was a famous Italian statesman who was a leading figure in the movement toward Italian unification.

Streets, piazzas and parks, like the one behind his statue seen here, are named in his honor all over Italy.

Ode to a Journalist


Archi di Porta Nuova
erected in 1171 A.D.

Ancient carvings on the
Archi di Porta Nuova

Royalty lives here?

Quaint sidewalk eatery

A kebab sounded good, I quickly found a kebab shop that sold me a kebab and a Coke Zero for a mere 4.50 Euros!

Entrance to the
Museo Poldi Pezzoli

Not today.

Statue of Alessandro Manzoni
in front of  Chiesa San Fedele

The Chiesa San Fedele was built by
the Jesuits starting in 1569 A.D.

Dead Jesus everywhere

Han Solo?
Is that you?

Vivid side altar

A not so private confessional

Chestnuts roasting . . .

The Galleria bathed in full sunlight

My daily Duomo picture

The pigeons basking in the Sun
on this statue facing the Duomo

I've seen a lot of street musicians
over the years living in Europe . . .

. . . but this was the first pianist if memory serves me.

Only 409 Euros for those
Skorpion Red and Black ones!

The winged lion is the symbol
of Venice and its long ago power

Oman here I come!

On a wall in the Castello Sforzesco

Small view to the old moat

I just like this fiery saint
overlooking the Castello Sforzesco's
main courtyard

The Sforza family crest

Why is the Sforza family snake
eating that person?

One last view of the Castello Sforzesco
as I head back to the nearby
Cadorna Train Station

Final count for today, one church entered but no museum visited.

The extremely foreboding
Seminary in Venegono Inferiore

High walls surround it and it is definitely not open to the public.

What goes on in there?

Except for the wi-fi issues, it was another great day in the Lombardy Region of Northern Italy.


David said...

The world definitely needs more statues of journalists.

George said...

Works for me!