While visiting Italy last month to see The Floating Piers at Lake Iseo I had one full day to spare and I decided to spend it in Milan. I had been there last year in June and had fallen in love with the Navigli district. Two canals are the heart of this neighborhood and they… Read More Milan. The flea market along the canals in Navigli.
Pirelli HangarBicocca is an old industrial plant in the north of Milan that is now used as an exhibition hall for contemporary art. It’s in the middle of an industrial area but easy to get to by public transport: just take the purple line M5 to Ponale and walk along Via Chiese for about 10… Read More Milan. Pirelli HangarBicocca. Carsten Hoeller, Anselm Kiefer & Os Gemeos.
Last weekend I read about Christo’s newest project in Italy: The floating piers on Lake Iseo in northern Italy. I visited his installation “Big Air Package” in Oberhausen, Germany a few years ago and was always sad that I didn’t get to see more of his artworks such as the wrapping of the Reichstag or “The Gates”… Read More Plans for Italy. June 2016.
For my birthday last week I bought myself tickets to Milan for a short weekend trip. It was my 3rd time in Italy and first visit to Milan. The famous Duomo, its square and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II were unbelievably beautiful. The mosquitos ( I got 20 bites within the first hour there!) and importunate selfie-stick… Read More Italy. 3 days in Milan.