[There are intersections that define a city, that contain so many characteristic elements of the place as to become “institutional” landmarks. The corner of Via Broletto and Via dell’Orso with its eternal Armani wall is one such location. I was there before Christmas on a typically gray Milanese day and was struck, though not a huge Armani fan, by the way the stylized image seemed to perfectly reflect the suppressed urban energy of the city in that exact moment—Everyone coming and going with their dark “rain” faces, hunched against the humid cold, scarves flying. In a hurry to get somewhere.]
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I love this wall. I have a great photo of David Beckham on it.
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Thank you so much! I’m glad you like the blog. I’ve been here in Italy for 13 years, and I feel lucky every day. Not that every day is good, but every day I see something or experience something that gives me real joy. It’s a special place.