Stranger in Milan

I’m having a battle with my computer, so allow me to pre-apologize for the errors which are bound to happen.

Once again, my graduate program has provided me the opportunity for a fantastic study abroad program (not study a broad – I checked); this time, in Florence and Cagli, Italy. I flew into Milan late last night and spent much of today walking around, exploring, and crashing a wedding.

Some of my favorite images are here:

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OK, you got me. This was not Milan. It was the Boston-to-Istanbul leg of the journey, and this little one was enthralled by Turkish Air’s flight safety video.

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Flower girls. I did mention I crashed a wedding, right?

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No idea what this little one’s role was. She walked down the aisle just before the bride’s parents, and stole the show.

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Bridegroom, awaiting permission to enter the church.

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The bride, in all her glory. That veil kept going, and going, and going …

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The couple at the altar of a fabulous church.

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Some detail from the church.

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If someone can explain to me why Baby Jesus lives inside Saturn, I’m listening.

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A little public art in the piazza in front of the church.

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Looking down a side street at men selling knock-off purses.

That’s it for today. Tomorrow involves a train trip to Florence, and the possibility of photos along the way.

As always, click on any picture to see it larger. Thanks for visiting!

A brisk New Years walk

Hubby and I went out today to Glouchester (Glooster) Mass., to see the Eastern Point Lighthouse. We walked all the way down the breakwater, and the wind was so strong, most of my photos were blurry. Did get a few, however.

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The lighthouse. Quite an excursion just to get to it.

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Nice, cold day to start the new year. I hope you all have as interesting a year as we had on its first day. Happy 2013!