I was in Milan last weekend
Actually, it was just a day, or a day and a half, so I didn’t really get to see much. And, given that I’m a bad tourist to begin with, I don’t usually make any plans in advance. I’m happy to just walk around aimlessly and see what happens.
I’m also very bad at sightseeing, preferring mundane details in ordinary neighbourhoods to well-known landmarks. And when I take photographs, I try to capture the moment, or the mood, or an impression. I often post these pictures on my second Instagram account (as you know, I have 3), which I call my ‘photo journal’ (@moments_revisited).
There was some impressive graffiti:
OK, I confess: I really wanted to see the Duomo. From the outside, that is. I mean, you can’t go to Milan and not take a photo of the Duomo, right?
Yes, I know, a proper tourist would also want to see what the inside of the cathedral looks like, but I couldn’t care less. As far as I’m concerned, once you’ve seen one cathedral, you’ve seen them all.
Besides, although I’m not a religious person myself, I dislike the idea of tourists gawking and snapping pictures in a place of worship. It seems so disrespectful, somehow.
And I also wanted to see the famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping arcade. But I didn’t go shopping there. There were way too many people for my liking.
You see, I can’t stand crowded places. They make me stressed out and uncomfortable: I want to flee, get out of there as fast as I can. Or curl up in a corner in a state of panic.
Anyway… I had to take a few pictures of the fabulous floor:
You know what else I like to photograph? Reflections. As in reflections of light, or reflections of buildings on water, like here:
And of course I also took some photos of the view from the plane window as I was leaving Milan:
There are more of these on my other blog, Dilettante Artist.
What do you like to photograph when you’re travelling?
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