This year I made my “pre-Halloween” experience, participating in the workshop at the Monumental Cemetery of Milan, organized by the local Lomography Gallery Store. With a Lubitel 166U camera and an HP5 film roll, I present to you some awesome angles of this open-air museum in the city.
The Monumental is the most important cemetery in Milan, a great open-air museum. It was designed by Italian architect Carlo Maciachini (1818 to 1899). It opened in 1866, and today hosts many classical and modern sculptures. There are many important people buried here, as Italian writer Alessandro Manzoni and Nobel Prize Poet Salvatore Quasimodo.
This is one of the most beautiful burial places, in the center of the cemetery, which belongs to the Bernocchi family.
I was in search of some ectoplasm…but I never found one but I met two nice lomo-friends!
Here are some doubles, a substitute for the absence of ectoplasm:
Here’s a panoramic image of the left side of the cemetery:
Another photo taken while I was walking through a silent path:
Great sculptures everywhere:
But the tomb that drove me almost to tears is this:
Here lies a 16-year-old girl, an Italian swimming champion, who died in 1964. She is portrayed in this sculpture while she is performing her last dip:
A dip towards eternity. God bless her.