Italy Street Photography Travel

The Streets of Milan At Night

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Milan at night is just as beautiful as Milan in the day and Esther and I had a lot of fun going out every night.  We weren’t hitting up crazy parties or anything, but we did go out for aperitivo a few nights.  That was a big thing for me because I don’t drink.  The first time I only drank half of my spritz.  The second time we went to a place called Vintage in the Navigli district and I just had a Coke and ate from the buffet.  I definitely want to get back to Milan and have aperitivo at Manhattan (haha) which was a few doors down from Vintage, but their aperitivo didn’t start until an hour after Esther and I got there and we were hungry.  At least I was.  I’m always hungry. 😀 I’m not a drinker but I did want to have one of those orange drinks that Esther and I kept seeing all over the place.

When I took this picture I thought to myself that it was like I was back in NYC.  People here don’t pay attention to where they’re going either because they’re too busy looking at their phones. 😆

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This was about a five minute walk from my hotel.  I took a few shots of this and of various people posing for pictures.  
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This cafe was directly across the street from our hotel, the Carlyle Brera.  We never went in there but we did get to go to a lot of places that we passed by everyday.  This place was always busy so it must have good food.  I guess I’ll just have to start saving up so I can take another trip there.   😉  Truth be told, I’d love to go to Cairo next but whether that actually happens is anybody’s guess.

 

I was trying to be sneaky but this guy caught me.  😳 At least he was cool about it.  He even kind of smiled at me like “What’s that crazy lady doing?”35mm, a7Rii, April 2017, black and white, cell phone, cigarette, Italy, Mickey Mouse, Milan, night photography, ramp, smoking, Sony, street photography in Italy

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When you look around you see this same scene no matter the city or country.  Although, I guess there is something comforting about being together and not having to talk or even focus on each other.  I don’t even mean that sarcastically.  It’s nice to just be with someone without expecting anything.

 

 

 

I have no idea why but this woman kind of reminds me of an old movie star.  I love the lighting in this picture and how she’s looking directly at me.
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35mm, a7Rii, April 2017, black and white, cigarette, Italy, Milan, night photography, Sony, street photography in Italy

 

 

 

I absolutely love this picture.  They both have this air of casual coolness.  The way that she stands and the way she holds her cigarette suggests that she has all the confidence in the world.

 

 

 

I love this picture.  (I say that about every picture. 😆 )  I like how you have the three mannequins on one side and the three women on the other.  The mannequins even appear to be looking in the direction of the three women.black and white, cobblestones, DSC RX100III, Italy, lights, mannequins, Milan, night photography, posters, Sony, store window, street photography in Italy, window display, women

I’m pretty sure that Esther and I stopped here every single night at around 11:00 for a coffee and maybe a pastry or some fries.  (Their fries were excellent by the way.  Fresh cut, thick and with a nice seasoning to them.)  This is a block away from the Carlyle Brera and they’re open until midnight.  (Thank God.  My first day there I was badly in need of coffee.  A big cup.  Not the tiny doll sized cups you get if you ask for a coffee.  😀 )35mm, a7Rii, April 2017, black and white, Italy, Milan, night photography, sidewalk cafe, Sony, street photography in Italy

This is one my favorite commercials ever.  (It’s the State Farm commercial where the two burglars are mirroring the two girls conversation.)

When I saw these guys staring through the glass at the couch it reminded me of that commercial and I quickly snapped their picture.  It still makes me giggle whenever I see it.

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Is This Suede? I Love Suede.

 

 

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