"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way-things I had no words for." ~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Wednesday, May 04, 2011


While everyone was watching the Royal Couple get married we were trapaising the streets of Milan so here are some photos I am sharing with you.

 The D'uomo believed to be one of the largest in Europe.
 In the piazza
 Even post offices have beautiful buildings in Italy.
 An amazing sculptre made out of tree and other natural items.
 Carvings on the doors of the D'uomo. I am not entirely sure if the top coating of the carvings had been removed partially on this just to show everyone that the whole door is made out of copper or if it is worn away by people touching it.
 Beautiful glass roof in the shopping centre Vittrio Emmanuel
 There was an exhibition in going on on the architectural drawings done by Micheal Angelo. In the museaum.
 One of the unfinished sculptres by Micheal Angelo. I took this photo after waiting and watching to see if others were taking a photo or not. I was not sure as there was nothing saying not to take any photos. Then I saw people taking photos and no one said anything so I took one too.  But I refrained from taking any photos of his architectural drawings since I did not see anyone take a photo. It was amazing that there were no proper signs saying if we could take photos or not.

Church of Santa Maria Della Gracie where Leonardo Da Vinci's painting 'The Last Supper' hangs. I couldn't get to see it as one has to book it well in advance to get in. They allow only 25 people at a time every 15 mins so as not to deteriorate the painting which has deteriorated considerably. The reason being apparently Leanordo did not use the normal paints that he usually used to paint this picture. I was quite disappointed that I couldn't see this painting. 

An artists colony in Navagli. It looked so lovely, who wouldn't be inspired to make art in such beautiful settings.

 Some Roman columns in front of San Lorenzo.
Finally this is my mess  from which I hope a doll will emerge eventually lol!


  1. Lucky you Shashi....looks like a great place to visit.
    The 'green man' sculpture is fantastic!

    I'm sure you'll do something amazing with those bits and pieces :-)

  2. wow, so beautiful. I wanna travel like you do some day...

  3. i am so jealous that you got to see a sculpture by michelangelo! one of my faves :)
    would have much rather been there then dealing with people talking about the wedding over and over again :/

  4. Yikes....look at all the people. Some of the cathedrals we went to were huge too Shashi....and.... luckily...not many people at all compared to what you had to contend with.

    If there are no BIG signs saying don't take photos....I take 'em. They can always rush over to tell me if I'm not to take them...or get a sign up.

    Looking forward to your next dolly....I'm supposed to be working on poor little Rumpel...but...he is getting ignored big time....bad me... can't decide on fabrics really....

  5. Wow such great travels!! How fun and how lucky!

  6. Oooh it looks like you had a fantastic visit to Milan. I'm ashamed to admit that I've been to Milan many times for business trips yet I never got to see most of these lovely sites you've shared with us. Mainly I got to see the shops, nearby textile factories and the outside of the D'uomo. Thanks for showing all these pretty photos. :-)

  7. I love traveling vicariously through your pictures, Shashi! I would have been disappointed not to have seen the Last Supper, too, but you did get some wonderful shots of other master works/architecture, etc.
    And I'm sure you'll create something beautiful out of that "mess" as you called it! LOL!

  8. This is fun...going back the forth to visit each other's holiday sites.... had to pop over once again to check it out....

    hahah...I love travelling in the flesh...but, it is also pretty darn impressive just via armchair isn't it?

    Working on silly little Rumpel later today...... must finish him sooooon!

  9. Looks a great place to vist, looking forward to seeing your next dolly.


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