milan in 50 pictures is a selection of the best pics i took while in milano last month.
the city was empty because august is the month when italians take their summer vacation. i loved wondering around the deserted streets.
it was my third time in town and i planned to stay away from all the tourist traps. actually, this stands for the entire 15-day italian trip so be prepared to see less photographed areas and details!
this is the bosco verticale by boeri studio, in porta nova, nearby the main train station.
we spent a few good hours checking out fondazione prada. not sorry!
the place was designed by oma, rem koolhaas’ architecture studio. a new big tower is being built as we speak.
the in-house bar luce was designed by film director wes anderson. find the appropriate references while having an espresso in the icecream-colored chairs.
there were several exhibitions and we pin-balled between them. the best was the kienholz one called, how else, five car stud, after his famous installation (see a detail 3 pictures bellow).
this is a detail of template temples of tenacity by nastio mosquito.
we left and had the worst lunch ever in a very nice place. i’d recommend to enjoy a drink there but stay away from the food: it was horrendous!
we went to the triennale in parco sempione behind the castello sforzesco. the ticket allowed us to see several exhibitions.
i liked the women in italian design show.
we walked home, since our airbnb was close enough. this is how empty the city was: spectacular!
maurizio cattelan’s l.o.v.e sculpture in front of the borsa milanese. read here for more insight. you gotta love a municipality with a sense of humour!
i’ve seen this many times in italy: the mother and the daughter, nearly identical. how cute is that?
this was my milanese journal. i loved the empty streets and the beautiful light.
stay tuned for the many more posts from my recent italian trip!
photo credits: little aesthete