I’ve had an anything but mundane two weeks in Prague, Turin, Milan and environs.
With so much rich art, culture, heritage and beauty around, I was hard pressed both in time and opportunity to find anything to meet Photrabloggers challenge. Since I was clicking away like crazy, I was surprised that nothing seemed to fit the challenge so I decided to google Mundane.
OK .. .. here it is … ” Mundane – routine, ordinary, everyday, run-of-the mill, customary …. earthy, material, non-spiritual.
No wonder then I found it difficult. The last two weeks was anything but run of the mill. Definitely not my routine everyday experience, and definitely (many times over) not not-spiritual !! I mean .. those magnificent churches, castles, architecture, works of art by Renaissance masters that transcend everyday terrestrial experiences. New faces, new people, new cultures .. all novel and unique. Nothing mundane for me there :)
But I had missed two challenges so decided that perhaps the apartments I saw daily in the last week would bring in the ‘routine’ element for mundane. Even though I found them fascinating … wondering at the type of lifestyle the Milanese lived behind them – they could probably pass the test for mundane everyday living so here I go :
View from our bedroom window :
Some apartments on the street in the Primaticcio District of Milan where we stayed :
I do not like to be around high rise buildings but these seemed different. Multi-storied but not high rise! There were plenty of open spaces in between, with parks, gardens and playing fields
Basketball and soccer court. The older kids played basketball whilst the small ones played soccer between their legs. Wish I had taken a photo .. so busy looking on!!!
Church and open court yard. Buildings and shops all around. We stayed in the orange building behind the Church Steeple.
And I found that the Milanese like to have flowers and plants even in apartments – or beautiful gardens to look down on. Their view will change with the seasons. Mundane and beautiful !!!!
Fragrant plants are everywhere giving off a heady perfume into the atmosphere !!
I doubt I would like to live in Milan … it’s not what I am used to. I need to come down to earth – literally :) from high rise buildings and works of art that take you to dizzy heights. But with its heritage and art, Da Vinci’s Last Supper, and its Duomo amongst many others,
Milan is magnifico !!!
And I could not just give you one mundane picture :) even though I tried !!!