Yep, the story about Milan still isn’t over. This one is about the third day of our trip. We were visiting Sforza castle this day and strolled in it’s park. We are not that kind of people who like visiting historical museums, but we do appreciate beautiful nature scenes, so we headed straight through the castle’s courtyard to the vast park that sprawled behind the Western gates of the castle.
Trip to Milan, Part I
Trip to Milan, Part II
Trip to Milan, Part III
This is what you see, when you look through the open doors of the main gates outside the castle in the morning — the statue of a horse rider behind the gorgeously sparkling fountain. Ok, perhaps this capture doesn’t really show all this.
Every time we are visiting southern countries we see this tree. And now that we usually do it in the beginning of spring, I had never seen it covered with foliage. I have no idea what is it (do you know?), but I like the look!
This “Christmas tree” also looks unusual for an ordinary citizen of Latvia. It has long needles and giant cones!
This is the view on the castle from the park side. I bet the landscape looks even more fabulous in a warmer season, when the castle is framed with green trees and blooming meadow.
Some more of unknown southern florals.
Come on, blooming flowers in winter?! How cool is that!
I must admit, this shot with the fly is my favourite!
Sometimes you take shot of a subject, sometimes the subject takes a picture of you… I should have asked her to exchange with the pictures.
The arc. The territory of the park ends here. And if you cross the street, you’ll find a nice inexpensive cafe where you can have a cup of tea or, if it’s a dinner time, eat some Italian pizza. We arrived there too early and could only have a drink with a croissant.
After the tea break we headed to the subway as we were planning to visit other side of the city’s center. One of our goals in Milan was buying a new specific lens for my camera, so we checked every electronics’ shop we could find. We were told that corso Buenos Aires has lots of shops, so we decided to test our luck there. Here on the photo my husband is buying subway tickets.
And here is a poor musician in the train.
Markets always play well as an object for a street photo — always full of different people and bright, picturesque colours.
Yep, that’s right, it’s January, the middle of winter. And my husband wears a t-shirt. In our defence, it was the warmest day of those that we spent in Milan.
The Central Station.
A bus stop near the Central Station.
And then I simply lost track of where we were walking.
Oh, I love the contrast of purple and red with her pale face, as well as her proud look!
And then we were back to the Cathedral square. This is a place to avoid at evenings. Especially at Friday to Sunday evenings.
Too many people. And there was some kind of a meeting. And I prefer to avoid meetings, especially when I’m not sure of the goals. Though, if I wasn’t with Marge, I would merge with the pull and use this chance to take pictures of people completely unnoticed.