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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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Don’t Forget the Ceiling

I was out with my camera at Schleissheim Palace (early 18th century), not too far outside of Munich, looking for shots of the interior, and not so much detail as the spacial feeling. I tried to imagine living in these … Continue reading

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Sunday in Munich

Munich isn’t exactly what you’d call a bustling city. It’s moniker “Das Millionendorf” or “Village of a Million” is closer to it. Its population has passed the million mark since the nickname was invented – now something like 1.4 million … 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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