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Ken Munsie
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279. Farewell to Milano ...
My two week stay in Milan has come and gone in a flash and now it is time to pack up and move onto my next adventure ...  The weather during my stay here has been rather warm, with most days up in the mid-30s - too hot in fact for this tourist to do his usu...

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278. 19th Century Art at the Gallerie Italia
Following on from my previous post of artworks of the late 20th Century in the fabulous Gallerie Italia, in this post I go back in time to the turn of the 19th / 20th Century and back to the mid-1800s. The Gallerie Italia is housed in a complex of the Palaz...

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277. 20th Century art at the Gallerie Italia
Milan can boast over 70 art galleries and art museums - one of my main reasons for coming here - but I will need longer than two short weeks to seek out just a fraction of them ... maybe in my next lifetime I can return as a Milanese and spend my days galle...

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276. The Galleria d'Arte Moderna ...
Today I visit the Gallery of Modern Art - a collection of modern art
largely by Italian artists from the 18th to the 20th centuries which is housed in the very grand Villa Reale. The Neoclassic Palace was built between 1790 and 1796 as
the residence of Coun...

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275. The End of the Line in Milano #2
Following on from my previous blog post, we now go outside the huge Civico Mausoleo Palanti and wander the grounds of the Cimitero Monumentale di Milano ...    The
Monumental Cemetery, is so much more than just a simple graveyard, it is an
extraordinary “ o...

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274. The End of the Line in Milano #1
Those of you who have been following my blog over the past ten months, will know of my love and fascination for visiting cemeteries when I am staying in a city ... My main reason for hanging out with the dead and departed is for the artworks in so many of t...

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273. HELLO MILANO ...
So moving on with this great adventure of mine - and after surviving six weeks of the mafia and the Lambrettas of Sicily - I have now traveled right up to the top of Italy for a couple of weeks of glamour and art in Milan ...  And after settling into my Air...

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272. Farewell to Palermo
My three week stay in Palermo has come to an end and it's time to pack the kit and head off on another exciting adventure ... but before I do that, here are a few impressions of this crazy chaotic Sicilian city ... The
Teatro Massimo Vittorio Emanuele is an...

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271. The Tourist does Art #14 - then Heads up the Hill
Setting up a work space in my Palermo apartment was an early task when I arrived here three weeks ago, as I was pretty sure this city with its grand architecture and Baroque churches would inspire me to create an artwork reflecting my impressions ... So I w...

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270. Palazzo Mirto - once home of Sicilian Aristocracy
Just
to get a glimpse into how the Sicilian aristocracy lived out their lives in
times past, I paid a visit to the Palazzo Mirto – once an historic palace, now
a home-museum .  The
building is located in the historic center of Palermo, Kalsa - an ancient
fo...
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