Milan: Break A Leg (Day 2)

This is going to be a super duper long post with PLENTY of images. 

So we start the day with 3 clueless tourist haha. As compared to the apartment, the “void deck” is really deceiving. So imagine our happiness when we saw the apartment. It was really a pleasant surprise.

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I find it kinda strange that Italian food choice didn’t had a wide range. We were searching for breakfast like perhaps omelette and sausage etc? But they only have chocolate croissant, apricot croissant more croissant and pastries. I’m am so not a bread/pastry person seriously but the first chocolate croissant was without a doubt, very yummy.

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With Eileen around, there’s always #ootd opportunities. Which in turn encouraged me to have some of my own too which is good because I have more pictures of myself than compared to the Aussie trip awhile back. (even though I didn’t had much mix-matches haha)

I deem this black & white photo her #ootd picture. I like it edgy!

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In the same series, my #ootd. Ghetto in the subway.

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We booked a tour around Milan with “Dark Rome” and the tour guide, Rafheal I must say is good. Speaks good english but the tour was a 3hr walk tour so it was really tiring.

So the first touristy place we visited was Duomo di Milano, the famous cathedral place of course since it’s smacked right in the center. I actually liked it better at night. it felt more magnificent. Accordingly to Rafheal, the Italians were very indecisive about the style of the cathedral so they had many revisions of it and took a god damn long time to complete. With the restoration work of the cathedral, it’s a never ending project. They finally settled on a gothic ancient style and thus the place looks kinda dark.

The magnificant Duomo di Milano!

The interior of the catheral

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I guess not only tourist from all over visits milan’s duomo. Damn pigeons too.

Macdonalds for lunch.. lol ikr?

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The 2nd place, Piazza del Duomo was only next to the cathedral. The architecture of the roof is amazing and ancient looking but inside the shops were all modern with branded stuff like prada, Gucci with their own cafe, etc. 

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Then it was the Castella castle which i didn’t thought much of except it felt like a cat castle because there were many cats around. And the vines that grew so much so that one part of the wall was covered with it. Kinda romantic actually.

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This picture really shows we were there during autumn huh? Loving the vibrant colors.

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Tea break was very much appreciated. Our feet were aching badly already…. weak much.

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Everywhere they went, they harassed people’s dog.

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Last stop of the tour was to visit Leonardo da Vinci’s last supper painting. Coming from a Buddhism who believes mostly in the universe, the painting was actually quite a sight. Maybe because Rafheal briefly told us the story about Jesus talking about betrayal at the table. I for sure couldn’t take my eyes off the painting within that short 15mins. 

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Unfortunately, photo taking was prohibited so if you must? Here’s a picture from the internet.

(image source: mnbookawards.wordpress.com)
“After 21 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” was finally put back on display in Milan, Italy. The painting’s appearance by the late 1970s had become badly deteriorated. From 1978 to 1999 Pinin Brambilla Barcilon guided a major project restoring the painting’s badly deteriorated appearance. The painting was returned to the museum on May 28, though visitors were allowed to stay for only 15 minutes.”

Have a break, have an ice cream during the chilling weather is a mofo great feeling. *nods wisely*

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We spent the evening back at the Duomo di Milan cathedral to catch the night lights and it was all worth it even though it was a really long and tiring day. 

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Goodnight Milan…

 

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