Tuesday, January 15, 2013

milan jan 2013

Matthew and I on roof of Milan cathedral

cathedral spires

chocolate shoes and bags

Jan 5th, a gorgeous sunny day

fresco in church of san maurizio by B. Luini

lovely art deco work in chapel in museum poldi-pezzoli

carrying the relics of the 3 magi, church of san eustorgio on Jan 6th, epiphany

streets signs, near da vinci's last supper church of S. Maria della grazia

lovely painting in museum mentioned above by G. Schiavone

navigli area of milan at sunset

cathedral in fog on Jan 6th, morning
bellini's pieta (oldest)

bellini pieta'

bellini pieta'

bellini pieta'

i think this might have been mantegna but have to check

the museum poldi-pezzola was really lovely, so many masterpieces you wouldn't expect.  They had a special exhibit of Bellini's pietas, thus the four pictures above. they owned one of them. Saturday was a gorgeous almost spring -like day. Sunday was more typical milanese weather, foggy and bit damp. Weekend was packed with sightseeing: churches of san maurizio, san ambrogio, duomo, san eustorgio, san lorenzo- all incredible,  Brera and Poldi-Pezzoli museums, good restaurants and coffee bars. well worth the trip. A special exhibit in the town hall of amore and psyche which was one painting by frenchman gerard and one sculpture by canova. Both gorgeous. Long lines for this free exhibit but we managed to see it early Mon morning when all the crowds had left Milan.
Frank's bar, very welcoming

our aperol spritz

it was befana on Sunday, some happy and not too scary befanas
colorful befana coal

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