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A Pre-Halloween in Pink!

Here you can see the photos taken during a workshop organized by the Lomography Gallery Store Milan in the penultimate Sunday of October. Together with two lomo-friends, and taking with me my LC-Wide loaded with a Lomography Tungsten T64 film, I spent a pleasant afternoon at the Monumental Cemetery, a great open-air museum.

The workshop began at LGS Milan In the early afternoon with a mild climate. A few steps and we arrived in front of the Little Theater, where we took a public transport to go to the Monumental Cemetery.

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“A Streetcar Named Desire” …a desire to try a tungsten film into my LC-Wide!

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Four bus stops later, we were in front of the main entrance of the cemetery. And, as the Italian singer Angelo Branduardi sang in his song Bluebeard, “I should not have opened that door.” Because inside the cemetery I could find everything! Especially in these pre-Halloween days, where the “surprises” are always lurking!

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After I passed the front door, it seemed to me that I was in an alien place. “The Heaven was a little more purple than normal,” as in the song “Extraterrestrial” of the Italian singer Eugenio Finardi!

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In fact, inside I can find many pleasant surprises! I have not found traces of ectoplasm or monstrous presence, but I was able to admire the beautiful works of many artists. Great sculptures await visitors!

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The plasticity of the marbles is amazing, even in the small details:

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The gesture of some stone sculptures is really realistic!

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Some parts of the cemetery are in a state of abandon:

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But in general, the place is really well-kept:

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Nice and likeable “presences” accompanies my walk!

A few steps further on, there is a touching burial of a swimmer of the Italian national team, a great specialist of the butterfly style, who perished at the age of 16 in a plane crash with her companions while on the way to Bremen for a competition.

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Here she is, immortalized in her last stroke—a stroke towards the Infinity.

You just have to go out, trying to hold back some tears in memory of the unfortunate girl.

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This place is worth a visit.

written by sirio174 and translated by sirio174

1 comment

  1. mjouty


    When I went to Milano, the Cimitero Monumentale was one the most impressive places I visited, and today I think it's still one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. I wish I had had one of my analogue cameras in that moment to capture all that pain, respect and beauty of those incredible sculptures, mausoleums and tombs. Nice job, @sirio174 :)

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