Panic Saturday in Milan

by Bernardo Ricci Armani December 20, 2015 3 comments
Panic Saturday in Milan

Milan (Italy). Have you ever heard the term “Panic Saturday”? It is currently defined as the Saturday before Christmas, when people go around flowing into streets and shopping malls looking for the last-minute gift. Yesterday I was walking around Milan downtown, and this is what I found in front of my eyes: I though that all these people were perfectly transmitting the sense of “panic” – at least, I was panicking thinking about even only the idea of walking through this human wall…

Ok, I was at what is probably one of the most popular spot in town: the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele with it’s decorated dome shining of blue crystals, and characterised by luxury shops selling expensive products. It is perfectly logic that places like this attract thousands of people, both locals and tourists. But the situation was really terribly “dense”, and therefore I tried to represent the contrast between the shining, clean and preciously decorated interior of the Galleria, against the dark and chaotic mass of people.

Happy “Panic Saturday” to all…

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Dasha December 20, 2015 - 3:38 pm

Ooo yeah! In Moscow there is panic week before new year. All over the road are blocked, markets are full of people… It’s funny and scary)))

Bernardo December 20, 2015 - 4:25 pm

I did not know that the Saturday before Christmas is commonly known as “Panic Saturday” but it made me laugh out loud! The term perfectly gives the idea of what is Christmas for most of the people. Unfortunately.

Betty December 20, 2015 - 5:40 pm

Mamma mia!!! Io avrei fatto marcia indietro
Odio i luoghi affollati
Parola perfetta “panico”


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