Thursday June 28, 2018

MILAN – I spent a good part of the day exploring City Life Milan, a major new real estate development in the heart of Milan. What was most surprising was the generous and well-maintained open space in this otherwise crowded urban environment.

Day 3178 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

City Life, Milan
City Life, Milan
City Life, Milan

On this day three years ago (day 2082 of one photo every day): Fondazione Prada, Milan. Obviously late June is our time to be in Italy in general and Milan in particular.

Fondazione Prada

Monday June 25, 2018

MILAN – Just getting my footing here. I’m traveling with my Sony A7riii and a small assortment of prime lenses. This is three frames stitched, illustrating the Viennese style the typifies much of this city’s old buildings.

Day 3175 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Milan – and old Austro-Hungarian City

On this date three years ago (day 2079 of one photo every day): Avignon France. Ironically another building front. Maybe not ironical at all. I do a lot of these.

Avignon
Avignon

Wednesday July 1, 2015

MILAN ITALY – Five images from Milan, celebrating our last day here before we decamp for Naples and Capri. Two of today’s images are a continuation of a theme from three days ago: Casa Rustici; the rest are building facades.

Day 2085 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Casa Rustici
Casa Rustici
Casa Rustici
Casa Rustici
Milan Facade
Milan Facade
Milan Facade
Milan Facade
Milan Facade
Milan Facade

On this day five years ago (day 259): Quito Equador

Demonstration - Ecuador National Assembly
Demonstration – Ecuador National Assembly

Tuesday June 30, 2015

MIILAN ITALY – What a day! I spent the better part of today at Milan’s Cimitero Monumentale, a large space filled with remarkable tombs – a recapitulation of the whole history of architecture. Wow. It La Recoleta (the famous cemetery in Buenos Aires) on steroids – built by first rate architects and artists. I’ve included a small selection of what I saw today, but a lot more than my ideal single image for a day.

Day 2084 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Cimitero Monumentale
Cimitero Monumentale
Cimitero Monumentale
Cimitero Monumentale
Cimitero Monumentale
Cimitero Monumentale
Cimitero Monumentale
Cimitero Monumentale
Cimitero Monumentale
Cimitero Monumentale

On this day five years ago (day 258): Shoe Shine Man Quito Equador.

Shoe shine man
Shoe shine man

Sunday June 28, 2015

MILAN ITALY – We spend a good part of the day today at a brand new museum here, the Fondazione Prada. The architecture is marvelous – I couldn’t begin to edit the images down to one. Like the new Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, it’s currently light on collection. Fondazione Prada solved this problem in part by putting up an exhibition of important Greek sculpture (and Roman copies) borrowed from all over Europe. We preferred the organic architecture here, which feels a bit like a Roman forum, to the grander, Frank Gehry, realization in Paris.

Day 2082 of one photograph every day for the best of my life.

First Milan:

Milan
Milan

Then Fondazione Prada:

Fondazione Prada
Fondazione Prada
Fondazione Prada
Fondazione Prada
Fondazione Prada
Fondazione Prada

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Fondazione Prada
Fondazione Prada
Fondazione Prada
Fondazione Prada
Fondazione Prada
Fondazione Prada

On this day five years ago (256): Equador

Equador
Equador

Saturday June 27, 2015

MILAN ITALY – We’re staying here with friends who own the Villa Rustici – a penthouse of a 1933 bauhaus-style monument. From an architectural guide to Milan:

In 1935, Giuseppe Terragni and Pietro Lingeri realize a building, Casa Rustici, which certainly represented a significant leap forward in terms of architectural solutions, but not only. Two buildings rise in parallel, united by catwalk balconies that create a virtual facade. We must not forget that we are talking about a building that is 75 years old . . . At the top level it is a space that is noted for its size – it covers the footprint of both buildings – and for the refinement of its details; it is often often called “villa”.

Day 2081 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Casa Rustica
Casa Rustica

Several from this day five years ago (day 255): Equador

Equador
Equador
Equador
Equador