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happy to be part of the Photography’s directory project 🙂

and to have the same picture as the cover my first exhibit that I’m shitless nervous about right now:)

Thank you Milanese roofs for the inspiration 🙂

More amo visuals

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Out with the world

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DSC07414DSC07398DSC07399DSC07403DSC07408Elephants wish humans were more like Mowgli

DSC06173 - Copy“I traveled back in time to when I had time to travel”  (quote via hit the record)

I took this picture on the morning of  Pooram Festival, only day of the year where non-hindus were allowed to enter the temple, a 1000 year old temple. When I see old pictures or movies I always try to picture myself exactly in that moment, pushing my head to recreate everything in the past. In India, in Thrissur, you don’t need so much imagination. Officer’s weapons are bamboo sticks. Love it!

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A commercial society whose members are essentially ascetic and indifferent in social ritual has to be provided with blueprints and specifications for evoking the right tone for every occasion.  Marshall Mcluhan

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I’ve been to very interesting bars in my life, but so far, I think this is one of the best. Sometimes people are really in love with paper and I love it. The only requirement to go here is to have your sketchbook and any material to draw, or sketch or paint, or write… You get some drinks and you produce great things when you get inspired by everybody around you.

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The reason why I love BLU

 

Biscotti, by Matteo Maggiolo

Biscotti, by Matteo Maggiolo

I didn’t like cookies so much when I first came to Italy. This country and its substances have a way to change my appetite in radical ways.

Every  night we get together with Matteo there will be a tantrum of my part asking for biscotti.

This is one of the most beautiful gifts I ever received; a beautiful planet and the best illustrator I know gave it to me last night.

I was very excited with my new object so I took it all around the city to do some errands, I think people really got the fact that I like cookies.

I ended up forgetting the picture on the last bus I took when I came back home. Not a surprise. Patiently, I had to ride the same bus again and again, till I got it back.

Biscotti is a traveller and she’s part of my suitcase crew from now on.

DSC03395what winter and a little bit of crisis does to my notebook.

 

If Milan would be defined in one word it would always be ‘discrete’. Milan is full of interesting and historic places, but most of them are hidden. Even people are quiet, they don’t show how crazy they really are.

Maybe the fact that Milano is so foggy is an accurate metaphor for the city’s personnality.

One of the jewels of Milan is my friend Gianni; he thinks its disappointing when people say Milano has no historic places. Most tourists come to Milan to do shopping… which is really sad because there is so much to see. It’s sad also because I don’t like shopping.

By now I could have written a book with all the things he has shown me. Last time he gave me a short tour of what he calls the city center’s secrets.

I will share the first Milanese secret. It’s situated exactly next to the beautiful church Santo Stefano in Brolo. Its name’s comes from the garden that used to be in front of the church, a ‘broletto’, which means small garden. Santo Stefano has an amazing story to tell as well, but this time I’m writing about what’s next to it.

We visited this peculiar church, called La Chiesa San Bernardino alle Ossa, built on an ancient cemetery. Even its façade is atypical because it looks like a classic building.

Piazza di Santo Stefano in Brolo

Piazza di Santo Stefano in Brolo

Facade of San Bernardino

Facade of San Bernardino

Even if I’m catholic and I come from a country full of weird religious traditions, I’m still shocked by this place because inside the church there is an ‘ossario’, a chapel decorated with human skulls and bones.

Apparently, in 1219 an architect decided it would be a good idea to decorate the whole chapel with skulls and bones from the cemetery. Gianni says all of them are martyrs, which is why people put their petitions inside the skulls.

Gianni explained every detail while I was overwhelmed with this view.

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View of Duomo, from the piazza

View of Duomo, from the piazza