Monthly Archives: August 2015

Through Transpadene Gaul by Rail

I was on my way to Lausanne from Milan by train, and instead of reading the book I had with me, decided to look on the window instead. There’s not too much to see at first.  The trainyard isn’t all … Continue reading

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Some Gestures Observed

As everyone knows, Italians have a lively language of gesture. A few I observed, in context, during this recent trip: 1. Get Lost Hand Chop. I was on a train when a woman got on and systematically handed out pieces … Continue reading

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A Foot and a Finger in Milan

Finding myself with a few hours in Milan between trains, I made a bee-line for the famous cathedral. Out of the subway I came and… Ecce Duomo!   It’s an astounding place, it’s white marble exterior covered with sculpture, and its … Continue reading

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