Sunday, 13 June 2010

Milan

Last week I was working in Northern Italy. On Thursday evening the team and I visited Milan for the evening. We took the Metro from the outskirts of Milan and got off at Il Duomo (the Cathedral). It was very hot (by UK standards), about 28C, but the train was air conditioned which was a welcome relief.

Il Duomo was an impressive sight; I thought it looked like lace made of stone:

All the little spires are tall columns each of which have a statue on, and the walls are covered with carvings and statues.


We went to have dinner in a nearby restaurant (I had a courgette flower risotto! and salmon with cannellini beans) and when we came out it was dark. Il Duomo looked just as impressive.


We walked across the square and got ice cream for dessert. It was still really hot at about 10pm.
This is La Scala:
The opera must have just finished, as there were lots of people in smart clothes and posh frocks coming out.

This mosaic was in a huge shopping gallery. Apparently if a woman places her heel in the hole and turns around three times then it will help fertility. Some young women were trying it out as we walked past.


I had a lovely evening, and the next day we finished our work and flew home. I was exhausted and so glad to be home again. The garden was flourishing!

2 comments:

suse-the-slow-knitta & Baldyboi said...

I would love to visit Milan, lucky you, it looks wonderful.

MysteryKnitter said...

You lucky lady! I am glad you had such a successful trip.