Tagged With "Milan"

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Madonnina copy inside the Duomo, Milan

DrFumblefinger ·
Madonnina copy inside the Duomo, Milan
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Piazza del Duomo, Milan

DrFumblefinger ·
Piazza del Duomo, Milan
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Museo del Novecento, Piazza del Duomo

DrFumblefinger ·
Museo del Novecento, Piazza del Duomo
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Milan's magnificent Duomo

DrFumblefinger ·
Milan's magnificent Duomo
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 18 2013: Milan's Bronze Typist

PHeymont ·
 Soldiers in statues wave swords, lawyers hold statute books, and rulers brandish proclamations: Why not immortalize a journalist working at a typewriter? We were startled when we first saw this on our one-day stopover in Milan. It's probably the...
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Milan opens new Prada art cente

PHeymont ·
  The name you usually associate with high fashion also has a long history with art. Prada has now funded a huge new arts complex in a former industrial site in Milan's Porta Romano suburb. The new complex, which is intended to host arts events...
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The Boss to play Rome's Circus Maximus (and Milan)

PHeymont ·
Bruce Springsteen—The Boss—has two concerts planned for Italy this summer, including one in the historic Circus Maximus.
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Rome and Milan get Chinese police to patrol hot spots

Travel Rob ·
4 Chinese police to patrol hot spots in Rome and Milan
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Food madness again: Naples to bake 2km pizza!

PHeymont ·
Naples is out to reclaim the 'world's biggest pizza' title from Milan, with a 2km pie to be baked in the streets in the city that's pizza's birthplace.
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Aerial attack on Milan cathedral: camera drone goes rogue

PHeymont ·
Camera drone, similar to one used in Milan incident.     Photo:Asurnipal / Wikimedia   Milan's cathedral suffered some damage early Monday morning when a small drone, equipped with a camera, crashed into a construction cable on...
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Emirates JFK-Milan $650 summer sale(but you have to buy 2)

PHeymont ·
Good time to take a spouse or good friend to Italy for springtime; Emirates is running a brief sale that closes March 26 for flights June 7 to August 22...$650 apiece in economy and $1900 in business class. The sale is basically to celebrate Emirates...
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Domino's thinks it can sell Italy on American pizza

PHeymont ·
In a move that some have compared with "trying to sell ice to the Eskimos," Domino's, the American pizza chain, hopes to become all the rage in Italy.   Starting with one store in Milan, opened earlier this month, the Italian franchisee,...
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Fashionistas campaign to save Milan cathedral

PHeymont ·
Following a trend set in Rome by luxury-goods companies, Milan's fashion houses and others are banding together to raise money for preservation.
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Doors of Milan's Duomo

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger admires the exquisitely detailed and beautifully crafted main doors in Milan's Duomo.
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November 2, 2018: Fashion Week, Milan

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger stumbles on to Fashion Week events when visiting Milan.
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Nov. 8, 2018: Milano Centrale railway station

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some views of Milan's busy Central train station, an example of "Fascist Architecture".
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San Bernardino alle Ossa, Milan

DrFumblefinger ·
One of the most unusual chapels DrFumblefinger has ever visited, San Bernadino alle Ossa is elaborately decorated with human bones.
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Leonardo da Vinci National Science and Technology Museum, Milan

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting this rather large hit-and-miss collection. The hits include a wonderful collection of models based on da Vinci's drawings, and an intriguing train collection.
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January 8, 2019: A Rooftop Retreat in Milan

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger admires a lovely rooftop sitting area in the busy and crowded city of Milan.
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5 Promising Cities in the World for Talented Young Go-Getters

Jenny Hahn Masterson ·
Young people have different perspectives about great places to live when compared with other age groups. When you’re young, you often have a somewhat ambitious and innovative mindset that is fueled by the opportunity to develop personally and professionally, find new experiences and have the chance to interact with different cultures and interesting people. Now, where are the best places to find all of that? Tokyo, Japan Japan’s capital, Tokyo is a densely populated metropolis, so huge it’s...
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A Food Tour in Milan

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger loves food and enjoys food tours as a way of getting to know the food culture of a destination. This tour in Milan didn't disappoint.
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April 11, 2019: Anatomy Lesson in the Duomo

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger comes upon the statue of Saint Bartolomeo in Milan's Duomo. Learn the story behind the art.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 18 2013: Milan's Bronze Typist

DrFumblefinger ·
I enjoy the photo and the story, PHeymont, but am drawn to the typewriter. In a few more generations, children will be wondering, "what's that strange thing the man is holding on his lap?" I still remember owning and using a typewriter, but few under the age of 30 do. I recall reading a SciFi short story collection written in the 1950s not long ago that featured a story about a journalist traveling on a space ship. He needed to keep his typewriter anchored so that it didn't float away in...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 18 2013: Milan's Bronze Typist

PHeymont ·
I was struck, actually, by the size of the typewriter (sort of like an Olivetti Lettera 22, the chic portable of the 1960s). When Montanelli started out, surely a typewriter you could put on your knees was as strange an idea as computers were in our childhood (I'm giving away my age, I know)!
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Re: Nov. 8, 2018: Milano Centrale railway station

PHeymont ·
Actually, in passenger traffic, it's listed here as #8 in passenger traffic. Perhaps it's #1 in mainline traffic? Certainly #1 Gare du Nord and Gare de Chatelet, both in Paris, have heavy concentrations of commuter and regional passengers.
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Re: Rome and Milan get Chinese police to patrol hot spots

DrFumblefinger ·
It appears as if outsourcing of work continues. Italian police officers are not willing to deal with Italian pickpockets and have turfed the work to the Communist Chinese police. I never cease to be amazed!
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