Better late than never, right? I’ll tell about Milan at rest.
These photos show people, who don’t hurry to get somewhere, they are having a good time, do sports and simply stroll feeling relaxed. After tumultuous city center it’s nice to dissolve in green parks and spring blossom. We set out to visit Sforza Castle and adjoining Parco Sempione.
The castle walls are as it should be – strong and impenetrable for a lot of centuries, surrounded by green lawns.
Of course, there are a lot of tourists and visitors here too, but they are less visible on a vast green castle’s territory.
An inner yard with a pool – water, lawns and ancient walls – everything to comfortably stay put not hurrying anywhere 🙂
Touristic selfie This gang seemed unusually sincere.
It’s understandable that crowded places won’t miss talented people, willing to earn money selling their talent. This busker near Parco Sempione is very picturesque.
I think he sits there not for the money itself. He’s passionately in love with the music, having sung ingenuously and heartily. Bravo!
Behind the walls of the Sforza Castle lies an enormous green park – Parco Sempione. The views to the Porta Sempione open from its grounds. People are lying ubiquitously on the lawns (which are allowed to lie on). The residents of a giant and boiling city have to have places to contact with nature.
There are numerous places to do sports in the park. For instance, the basketball court.
Here a group of people have a good time playing ball.
A group of senior citizens who had been playing bocce impressed me much.
People stopped to watch them play.
Players did not only manage to hurl the balls skillfully, but also stole a glance or two at pedestrians .
Naturally there are loads of people jogging, biking, working out and even practicing joga. Sport is very much at style and popular right now!
Beauty will save the world! An outdoor beauty-salon in Milan – you are granted an opportunity to plait or unplait the dreadlocks.
The embellishment of a picturesque park is without doubt the Porta Sempione, built under orders of Napoleon. Emperor wanted it to reflect the magnitude of his victories on the Apennine Peninsula and to enter it triumphantly one day. He didn’t manage to do so, because the political conjuncture had changed sooner than the building of the arch finished. We took a couple of pictures with it on the background, though .
And if you’re growing up in the family of photo artisits, you are used to help since childhood
On the spacious square before the arch there are steps in semicircle. People relax here, enjoying food, for example.
Just talking or listening to music.
Somewhere in the park we spotted this very beautiful girl. I have a feeling that she’s full of positive energy! Probably this association is brought up by her wild curly hair, pierced with sunligt 🙂
A young man in excellent mood.
And a very stylish master with an extraordinary dog. They do seem alike, don’t they?
And this pizzeria sign is an essence of everything Italian for a tourist By the way, after visiting Italy, I started to look differently at basil. Now this fragrant spice appears more often in the food I cook.
We, of course, couldn’t persist, but try the ultimate Italian pizza.
In this calm and natural way passed our second day in Milan, transfixed by the rays of spring sun…
Walks by the park and around the castle opened utterly different Milan. Not only the business and tourist Mecca, but also a heartful, romantic and beautiful city!
Our cartoon-like shadows in the light of a setting sun!