'Griccia' è un termine usato dagli antichi tessitori della seta del xiv e xv secolo, indicante un fregio a sviluppo in genere verticale, come un tronco che sostiene elementi decorativi come l'ananas, la pigna e il melograno.

lunedì 9 aprile 2012

Pasqua a Milano - ‘Easter in Milan’

DSC02055Seconda Figlia ed io abbiamo fatto una scappata a Milano per celebrare la Pasqua con prima Figlia ed il suo ragazzo. Hanno appena traslocato in una deliziosa palazzina Liberty, quindi è stata anche l’occasione di vedere il nuovo appartamento, portando ovviamente ricchi e abbondanti doni.

Second Daughter and I briefly went to Milan to celebrate Easter with First daughter and her boyfriend. They just moved into a delightful Liberty building, therefore it has been the occasion to have a look at the new flat, bringing, it goes without saying, rich and abundant gifts.


Del Liberty a Milano ho già parlato, ogni volta scopro edifici che non avevo mai visti prima, come questi, non lontano da dove mia figlia è andata ad abitare. Qui ci sono decine e decine di putti che danzano e ridono…

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I already spoke about the Liberty movement in Milan, every time I find buildings that I hadn’t seen before, like these, not far from where my daughter is now living. Here there are dozens and dozens of little angels dancing and laughing…


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...mentre questa palazzina è interamente ricoperta di piastrelle con figure e tralci di fiori.
...while this building  is completely covered with tiles decorated with human figures and flower vines.


Abbiamo passeggiato per il centro guardando le vetrine dei negozi. A me pare che a Milano siano più creativi e più fantasiosi, insomma che osino di più anche per quanto riguarda l’allestimento delle vetrine, come avevo notato lo scorso settembre.
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We walked downtown looking at the windows of the shops. it seems to me that in Milan there is more creativity and imagination, as I noticed last september.

Se cercate un’idea per la primavera, quest’anno sono di moda scarpe coloratissime ed altissime. Se non riuscite a camminarci come me siete decisamente ‘out’. (Ma, Signora, sono COSì comode!)

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If you are looking for an idea for next Spring, very coloured and very high shoes are in fashion this year. If you are like me and can not walk in them, you are definitely ‘out’. (Oh, Madam, they are SO comfortable!)


DSC02066Meglio ripiegare su una semplice gonna, riccamente ricamata con elementi di plastica. Non voglio sapere cosa succede quando una si siede!

It is better to fall back on a simple skirt, richly embroidered with application of plastic. I do not want to know what happens when you sit down!


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Però lo ammetto: con un paio di scarpe così la mia bella figura la farei anche io.
I have to admit it: with shoes like these, I would make quite an impression myself.

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16 commenti:

  1. The orange jackets are super cute! I can't walk in high heels either. I do occasionally bring out a pair of favorites though - like for Easter service & lunch with grandma when all I had to walk in, sit, walk out. My feet looked cute for the day, but I only had to manage the shoes for minutes at at time! :)

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  2. Che meraviglia la nuova casa di tua figlia, è un vero spettacolo.
    Le scarpe sono fantastiche, ma non saprei proprio come camminarci, ho messo i tacchi veramente alti solo per accompagnare mio figlio all'altare, dopo una settimana di dure prove, che fatica!!!!!!! mai più
    Baci
    Emi

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  3. congratulazioni e grazie per aver descritto Milano così bene, un bacio da una milanese che adora la sua città.
    http://frolliniacolazione.blogspot.com ILARIA

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  4. onesmallstitch9 aprile 2012 23:55

    I LOVE the shoes - in the first picture the ones with the spikes/wings out the back, looks like they would be ready for combat. Alas I, too, can no longer wear them - broke an ankle a few years ago, boo hoo! the skirt is marvellous. You could wear the skirt and shoes and stand elegantly in a corner.

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  5. The pictures are spectacular...I love the shoes! Wish I could read the text :)

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  6. What a beautiful neighborhood your daughter lives in. So delightful to come home to the cherubs and tiles on the facades. And lucky girl, she has a mother who brings her chocolate Easter eggs!

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  7. what wonderful snapshots of a delicious world. i haven't worn high heels since i was 16 & fell down in front of a boy i liked!

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  8. How wonderful to go strolling down the streets of Milan while in my own loungeroom. Thanks so much for sharing wonderful sights.

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  9. What gorgeous buildings! What a gift to live amongst them.
    Love the shoes but couldn't imagine surviving more than half an hour in them. They must kill your feet. Also loving the Milan fashions - didn't realise 'no trousers' was making a comeback this year. The 2 year old will be happy!

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  10. What amazing shoes........not sure about the comfort factor!!

    Think I will stick to my flats or 'not so high heels'........

    Amazing buildings, all the work and craftsmanship that has gone into building them........

    How wonderful to be surrounded by such creativity....

    Claire :}

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  11. I wish I could walk on the old streets of Aix in those shoes. Alas....it's not to be. But oh, so beautiful and colorful. I'm not sure that I've taken much of a shine to that skirt, however!

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  12. Glad to hear you had a nice visit with your daughter! Those buildings are so beautiful, I love all the intricate detail!
    It's so great to see bits of Italy through your eyes.
    And those shoes, high heels are definitely not for me - I'd rather be unfashionable than break my neck. :) They are beautiful though and I love to admire the design - it makes me happy that colorful shoes are in.

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  13. what a different world!! i love seeing milan through your eyes. i could *never* walk in shoes like those, but i woudl so enjoy window-shopping! xo

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  14. What beautiful architecture, the time and love in those buildings. And those shoes, wow very pretty but not so comfortable.

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  15. I Love the shoes!!! Imagine walking down the street in them!

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