Once I arrived in Milan, I headed for the Metro station. I had previously worked out how to get to my hotel from Central Station, it was only 2 stops away. Arriving at Loreto station, I walked up to ground level, at first I was slightly disorientated, the street looked nothing like I expected from having check it out Google Streetview before leaving Scotland. I discovered that I was in the right place, but Loreto (as with several other main stops) has several entrances and exits over several different streets, by luck I was out at the stop on the street I wanted to be at.
I ate that night at a really good Italian restaurant which will be the subject of a future post.
Not your typical photograph of Milan…
Central Public Library – Palazzo Sormani Andreani, Milan, Italy
During my recent trip to Milan, usually I was out of bed at 6.30am and out of the hotel for 7am, to beat the rush of tourists and hopefully get the best light. I wanted to photograph a different perspective of the city which still showed the beauty and elegance of the buildings.
Have you been to Milan? If so what did you think of the city? (comments in the section below please)
I walked a lot around the centre of Milan, I discovered this building on another photography website before leaving the UK, I loved the detail on the outside, and the scooters and bikes that lined the pavement outside. It was not too far from the Duomo Cathederal, which was ideal for me being on foot.
The façade that is now the library’s main entrance, was designed by Architect Francesco Croce (1696-1773). Apparently (I’ve read since being back in the UK) I should have gone inside, there are paintings and a well kept English garden in the centre courtyard of the building. I’ll know the next time!