Taking a break to breathe Italian air


For the last two days I visited Milan where I enjoyed once again “la dolce vita” in an Italian way of life. Strolling through the city, enjoying the sightseeing and then turning into the little hidden side-lanes off the beaten path. There’s a lot more to discover in Milan than just luxury labels and a lot of very stylish Italians.

Of course, visiting the Milan Cathedral is a must and without a walk to La Scala leading through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II a trip to this city wouldn’t be complete. La Scala, by the way, is one of the oldest shopping malls in the world, named after Italy’s first king. The building is huge and makes you dream away with its glass domes, its ornaments and frescos. For photographers the many reflections of the ceiling in the shopping windows of the fashion boutiques can be particularly interesting.

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The canals of the city are definitely worth another walk (or a ride on the subway). The area is bustling with life as street vendors offer their fruit, little nice boutiques sell selected treasures other than high-end labels and cafes and bars fill up in the afternoon.

Even for this short trip I decided to take along the SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art lens, which I’ve been using with an MC-11 convertor on the Sony Alpha 7II.

However, my favorite part of the day, as you may already guess, is the golden hour. Walking through the city in a deep orange light through the long shades and just feeling this special atmosphere. Letting your day with all these wonderful impressions pass through your mind in a little hidden bar while sipping an Aperol spritz.

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