(mee-lah-no chin-trah-lay)

Last weekend Bailey and I dashed for the day to Milan to explore a bit around the city. It was completely insane, but so, so cool.

We took the slow train both ways  to save money, and as a result of that (and a delay on the train) ended up getting into Milan later than we had planned. Thankfully the church had held our tickets for us; the rest of the day was sold out! So we went on in and saw… DaVinci’s Last Supper!! So so so amazing. It’s HUGE and it’s fresco technique. There has been a lot of restorative work, but seeing it in person was really impressive.

After the museum we ended up walking around for the rest of the day, shopping and exploring, and seeing this really cool Steve McCurry photography exhibit we just happened upon (although Bailey and I agreed that it was horribly arranged within the exhibit space). It was tons of fun.

Here I am in front of the Duomo in Milan. Yes, I am wearing my hideous running shoes. Reason? My other ones have gotten soaked one too many times (thank you, torrential downpour in Venice) and seriously needed a wash. I did laundry today with Morgan at the laundromat so we could use the dryer, but it looks like the tennis shoes won’t be making the trip home with me. Sad, Pumas 😦

Above is the exhibit poster for the photo exhibition we went to– one of my favorite photographers, and it was so perfect, because the exhibition had actually been extended– it was only supposed to run through January. So cool. The photo on the poster is arguably his most famous, so if you don’t know it, you probs don’t know his work.

I’d love to be able to share tons more pictures, but there aren’t that many. Milan was a city, and I loved it, but I didn’t end up photographing a lot.

On another note, if anyone is reading my blog while in DC and hears of a housing opportunity, would you let me know? Apparently it’s that time of year again. Up next: Climbing the Duomo and a trip to Siena and San Gimignano.


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