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Milan, Italy #6

Floor detail in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele shopping mall in Milan, Italy

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During our two week holiday exploring the lakes and mountains of northern Italy, my wife Liz and I took a day trip to the city of Milan, meeting up with Attilio Alessio, a friend and colleauge of mine who lives and works in the area.

Attilio showed us round some of the sights, including the amazing Galleria Vittorio Emanuele shopping mall, with its art deco style architecture and beautifully preserved facades.

But while it was easy to be overwhelmed by the grand scale and opulence of the arcade, and only see the big picture, I made the effort to hunt out some finer details.

Looking down, I noticed that the floor had some lovely details to admire, such as this ornate octagonal brass grid, set into green glass tiles.

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Image data

Filename - italy milan 06.jpg

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 55mm

Exposure - 1/30 secs @ f8, ISO100

Filters - None.

Location - Milan, Italy

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation.