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A day in Milan

I started my Italian Adventure in Milan where Elena works. We left Podenzano at 6:30 in the morning and were on a train heading to Milan shortly after 7. Next we had to take two subway trains the last of which deposited us close to her office. Her coworker drew me a quick map and then I set out on my own in a surprisingly pleasant city. There were bicyclists and pedestrians everywhere, the only negative thing I noticed was the surprising number of smokers. I headed towards the Duomo and navigated many of the streets nearby. About 3 blocks from the Duomo sits Piazzo Corduso. It was surrounded by lots of shops and there were a couple of artists there. Giuseppe Casorio was sitting there painting wonderful miniature watercolors. We got to talking and after I bought one of his paintings of the Duomo, he asked me to sketch him! So I did. It was really fun. He sat there painting, and I sat there drawing his face.

He was delightful to talk to and we alternated between Italian and English. He’s now my facebook buddy too.

After I left Giuseppe I went on to the Galleria, a famous enclosed mall.
This little sketch shows just how much more you can “see with your pencil.” The longer I sat there, the more details I found.

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  1. October 10th, 2010 at 16:45 | #1

    You are SO cute sitting there doing what you’re doing!!

  2. October 10th, 2010 at 05:55 | #2

    Love your stories!

  3. October 8th, 2010 at 16:53 | #3

    Welcome home! I like your Italian Facebook buddy.

  1. October 29th, 2010 at 07:28 | #1