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Duomo

Enough of the profane world of Gucci and McDonald’s, we left the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and crossed the street to Milan’s majestic and overwhelming Cathedral. We climbed to the roof – well, part of the climb was in an … Continue reading

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Milan’s Drawing Room

The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, sometimes called il salotto di Milano or Milan’s drawing room, was our second stop after visiting the Stazione di Milano Centrale. Completed in 1877, it’s size and elegance is on par with other arcades such … Continue reading

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Milano Centrale

We and our bikes arrived from Munich by train at Milano Centrale. It was an uneventful ride, even changing trains in Verona’s station Porta Nuova – which is in upheaval due to construction – went smoothly.  Once in Milan, we … Continue reading

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Household Gods

I was wondering why the new synagogue in Munich is called Ohel Jakob, “Jacob’s Tent”. Perhaps, with some stretch of the imagination, you could say the upper dome resembles a tent. And what about Jacob? Since I am shamefully ignorant … Continue reading

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Capturing Art

I’m not sure which photographer it was who, when asked why he took pictures, replied, to see what the subject would look like as a photo. I can relate to that. Another photographer, Bryan Peterson, said, “Every photograph is a … Continue reading

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