I am currently in Milan - a fine city. This is the commercial hub of Italy, home of many big names and innumerable small enterprises that attract shoppers from all over the world. There is quite a strong sense of energy here. The biggest tourist attractions are La Scala and the Cathedral.

I have rented a pleasant and convenient room in a side street on the east side of the city. This is something of an adventure. I am gradually getting to know the city and enjoying the atmosphere. I shall be taking some Italian classes and hope to get deeper into the local culture.

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Comment by Andrew Ralph Cheffings on January 23, 2018 at 12:23

The stained glass looks beautiful in the picture, and the swirling window tracery. A lovely sense of space. A great palace of a spiritual building! interesting to see it, thank you.

Comment by Susthama Kim on January 8, 2018 at 22:04

Excellent to read! 

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