Italy Street Photography Travel

Street Photography in Milan

35mm, a7Rii, April 2017, black and white, dog, Italy, Milan, sitting, Sony, street photography in Italy

To continue on with the Milan series, these are some street shots that I took while I was there.  Street photography was more fun in Milan but I know that part of that had to do with the fact that it was somewhere different.  Either way, it was nice to walk around and see different people and places.

It was interesting seeing people able to drink in public.  Obviously in the USA, if you’re at an outdoor cafe that’s different.  But you never see people drinking out of open containers, at least not in NYC.  I’m not sure about other states.  Usually if you see someone drinking in the park in NYC, it’s usually from a bottle in a brown paper bag.

alcohol, April 2017, cobblestones, color, DSC RX100III, Italy, Milan, paper bag, park, sitting, Sony, steps, street photography, street photography in Italy, trees

Well this was a waste of a romantic gesture.  He put together a nice picnic with wine, a blanket, food, etc. and here she is taking a selfie. 😆
April 2017, blanket, cell phone, color, DSC RX100III, Italy, Milan, picnic, Sony, street photography, street photography in Italy, stripes, trees, wine

anarchy, April 2017, color, DSC RX100III, hat, Italy, Milan, paintings, sitting, Sony, street photography in Italy, street vendor, sunglasses, tripod

 

 

The stuff that he’s selling definitely looks interesting.  I’d have bought something if I had something to put it in to protect it in my suitcase.  I thought it was cool how he was using the tripod to hold the box with all of his paint.

 

 

 

35mm, a7Rii, April 2017, color, Converse, fish, Italy, Milan, painting, Sony, street photography in Italy, window, window display

 

I wonder how long it takes her to do that.  The addition of the painting on the window does make the window display pop.  I loved looking at all of the clothes, shoes, purses, etc. in Milan.  I wish I could have gotten everything.  I can’t complain because I did find some amazing bargains.  I think the most expensive thing I bought was a purse in Venice for €50.  I did hesitate on spending that much for a purse but it was absolutely gorgeous and it was towards the end of my trip.

 

 

I left the caption on for this one because that’s what it looks like the guy with the helmet is thinking.  We’ve all been asked for directions but have no idea where the place is, but we’re obligated to at least pretend that we’re trying to help.  The guy with the glasses looks like he’s doing that fake looking around thing and the guy with the helmet knows he doesn’t know the way.  Obviously this is all my own assumptions but it is fun to speculate.  It’s why I like looking at the street photography of others.

35mm, a7Rii, April 2017, black and white, helmet, Italy, leather jacket, messenger bag, Milan, Nike, Sony, street photography in Italy, sunglasses

You Have No Idea Where We Are, Do You?

These look like weary travelers to me.  I know the feeling.  After a long day of flying, or however you got somewhere, all you want to do is sit down wherever you can find a spot.  I have no idea why she’s wearing a coat.  It was warm the entire time I was in Milan.  I wore my coat when I left NYC but when I got to Milan I never needed more than a light cardigan and that was only at night.  I rarely used it because the weather was so beautiful.

Adidas, April 2017, black and white, DSC RX100III, Italy, Milan, sitting, Sony, steps, street photography in Italy, sunglasses

I wonder if I’ll have friends that I can just sit and share a laugh with if I ever get to be that age.  True, I am an introvert but I have a few friends and of course my family.

35mm, a7Rii, April 2017, ballet flats, clasped hands, cobblestone, color, crossed hands, Italy, Milan, old women, scarf, sitting, smiling, Sony, street photography in Italy

I noticed that people in Italy were in really good shape and I’m sure this is why.  Everywhere you looked people were walking or riding bicycles.  Even Esther and myself only took the train (or the metro as the call it in Italy) a few times.  I also noticed that walking while people cycled past you wasn’t as hazardous to your health in Milan as it was in NYC.  (Probably because, in my experience, the people in Milan weren’t inconsiderate dicks who weaved through crowds, blew through red lights, and cut off buses.)
35mm, a7Rii, April 2017, bicycle, black and white, cell phone, cobblestone, dog, Italy, Milan, sitting, Sony, street photography in Italy, sunglasses

Speaking of bikes, I found this scene rather interesting.  The way she’s looking at the bikes looks like she wants to ride but either doesn’t know how or is scared to.  (Again, assumptions on my part but that’s part of the fun of street photography.)  I wanted to ride a bicycle but I’m scared to do that here where I live.  I’m afraid I’d have to swerve to avoid someone, wipe out in front of a huge crowd, and then have to limp off in shame.

35mm, a7Rii, April 2017, bicycle, black and white, cell phone, Italy, Milan, scarf, scooter, sitting, Sony, street photography in Italy

Heh heh.  From the right angle, it almost looks like she’s sitting on one of the bikes.  On a side note, she has incredible balance.  If I tried to do that I’d fall backwards like John Ritter in the opening credits of Three’s Company.

35mm, a7Rii, April 2017, bicycle, black and white, cell phone, Italy, Milan, scarf, sitting, Sony, street photography in Italy

I’m not even going to make a comment about how everyone is on their phone.  I spend a lot of time on my phone so who am I to judge?  I thought it was interesting how the woman on the right is wearing a dress that matches her cell phone case.

35mm, a7Rii, April 2017, Asian, black and white, cell phone, flowers, hat, Italy, La Rinascente, Milan, Sony, street photography in Italy

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