My friend Nikki's daughters sent their Flat Stanley to visit us a few weeks ago. His wardrobe was perfect for fashion-conscious Milan:Stanley visited many of our major attractions, although my photos of him are substandard. I guess I need to make sure I have someone to hold future Stanleys as I take their photos.
So here he is at the Arco della Pace (which had just hosted an event and wasn't as accessible as I like it to be):He also visited Giuseppe Garibaldi at Largo Cairoli:But the taxi stand nearby was as close as he got to the Castello Sforzesco:Later he peeked over the rooftops of Bologna:He also visited Bologna's twin towers, but I forgot to send him to the top with Kevin and Laura:Back in Milan he paid a visit to Giuseppe Verdi at Piazza Buonarotti:And then we went to the famous places. You know, like the carabinieri monument in Piazza Diaz:Just kidding! It's not famous, but it is interesting. As is the tower at San Gottardo:And then there was the Duomo:And the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele:Inside the Galleria he admired the dome:Before moving on to important things. Like, you know, Prada:And Louis Vuitton:He sang some opera at La Scala:He stopped to say hi to Leonardo di Vinci in the piazza:And to Alessandro Manzoni outside San Fedele:He also hung out with the statues on the Casa degli Omenoni:(A brief aside: It's really too bad it's so incredibly difficult to get a photo of all of the statues on the Casa degli Omenoni at once -- this is only half of them -- because it's totally awesome.)
Stanley ended his tour of Milan on a modern note with a visit to Arnaldo Pomodoro's Grande Disco, which he agreed with me looks like something from Star Wars:It's totally appropriate that this is the only photo where Stanley's rainbow-striped pants really are visible, too. I think large golden futuristic modern-art discs and rainbow pants are a perfect combination. Don't you?