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Santa Maria delle Grazie

Casa degli Atellani and Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan

Milan (Italy). This is one of those situations in which I have to say “thanks God there’s the Ricoh GR camera“! Last night I went to a very nice cocktail, organised by the Italian desk of a prestigious international law firm. The venue was a wonderful and very prestigious location: its name is Casa degli Atellani (Atellani’s House), which is just in front of Santa Maria delle Grazie, the famous church where Leonardo da Vinci painted his masterpiece “The Last Supper”. I went there directly from office, and I had with me in my raincoat pocket only the small but powerful GR.

This photo has been taken from a window at the upper floor: it was already dark, and I loved this view of the house courtyard with – in the background – the stunning dome of Santa Maria delle Grazie church.

I will come here again during the day: in the backyard there is a lovely garden, the so called “Leonardo’s vineyard” (there is a fantastic story behind it, and you can read about it here) and I want to take more photos.

I love my job (especially when it gives me opportunities like this)!

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Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milano

Milan (Italy). When you arrive at destination some minutes earlier, there’s nothing better to do than taking a camera from the pocket and shooting some photos…

Here I was going to attend an event at Santa Maria delle Grazie, one of the most beautiful churches in Milan (this is the same church, photographed from another angle and at another event – but do not think I’m a very socialite person). I arrived earlier than expected, and I decided to walk around it, just to give a look. It was very dark of course, so I was a bit discouraged by taking photos. But I could not resist, so pushing the ISO of my Ricoh GR at 6,400 I captured this image.

It’s not my best shot ever, of course (by the way, do I have one?). But still is a kind reminder for bringing this amazing camera with me every day (and night).


Milano. Quando uno arriva a destinazione alcuni minuti in anticipo, non c’è niente di meglio che tirare fuori la macchina fotografica dalla tasca e scattare alcune foto…

Qui stavo aspettando di partecipare a un evento a Santa Maria delle Grazie, una delle chiese più belle di Milano (qui c’è la stessa chiesa, fotografata da un angolo diverso e a un altro evento – ma non pensate che sia una persona molto mondana). Ero arrivato prima del previsto, e ho deciso di fare un giro intorno per dare un’occhiata. Era molto scuro ovviamente, per cui ero un po’ scoraggiato dal fare foto. Ma non potevo resistere, per cui ho spinto l’ISO della mia Ricoh GR fino a 6,400 e ho scattato questa immagine.

Non è la mia miglior foto di sempre, ovviamente (a proposito, mi domando se ne ho una). Ma è tuttavia un modo per ricordarmi di portare questa fantastica macchina fotografica con me ogni giorno (e ogni notte).

 

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