• We’ve made it to the top of the roof.
      • La Madonnina, the symbol of Milan.
      • Unlike many cathedral roofs, It’s all marble.
      • I guess he likes her!
        • We’re headed back down.
        • We took the lift most of the way up and down to save our backs and legs.
        • Hostaria Borromei. We usually ate in trattorias. This was the only restaurant and had the best food.
        • We saw Rick Steves of guidebook and PBS fame in the doorway. He came over and chatted with us, asking for feedback on his recommendations.
        • The next night and the last evening of our journey.
        • The waiters had time to fool around with us. What fun!
        • Nick’s chops on the left, osso bucco with risotto Milanese for Barbara on the right. The food photos were always an afterthought.
        • Chuch next to Leonardo’s Last Supper.
        • Booked up for weeks, this was as close as we could get!
        • The Milan Cemetery is considered the most unique in Europe.
        • Cimitero Monumentale
        • Each grave has totally unique statuary.
        • No two are even similar. Here is intense longing.
        • Tears helped by real rain drops.
        • Unusual iconography.
        • Odd juxtaposition.
        • Pregnant Angel.
        • President Grant?
        • Considered the one of the most unusual. This one is the most pictured in the guidebooks.
        • A peasant farm scene with a ghostly zephyr overhead. What does it mean?
        • An angel consoling a boy. Is he mourning a relative or is the boy the deceased. Notice the weeping woman in bronze.
        • Christ watching a boy kissing his legs. A bit like “The Three faces of Eve.”
            • Very classical.
            • Closeup of the frieze.
              • Many Italian tombs have enamel portraits of the deceased.
              • Man, propeller, Medusa.
              • If looks could kill!
              • Christ’s resurrection. He “floats” above the tomb.
              • An unbearded Christ presides over a Last Supper.
                • A soldier killed in Brussels in WW I.
                • We tried another cafeteria for a salad of Italian dried meats.
                • Centrale showing the Galleria shopping mall, built in 1870.
                • There is a smaller version in Philidelphia.
                • A Milanese tradition for good luck. The mosaic has to be redone every few years.
                  • An Oratorio style church with a circular layout plan instead of the usual cross.
                  • Poet who wrote in the Milanese dialect, a mixture of French and Italian.
                  • We’re on the train to the airport—Pregnant women and handicapped men only in this seat.
                  • Over the Italian Alps. Ciao Italia!