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