Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Arriverderci Milano

Milan is surrounded by 70's satellite towns that don't feel like suburbs but like a ghost office park. Opera is one of those places, and it takes it's name from an amphitheatrical hi-rise grandly facing nothing. Next to it is what seems like endless empty office buildings in the middle of empty fields, filled with empty roads and trees without leaves.Next to Opera is Milano Tre, another satellite city modeled after the American dream of quiet roads and two story houses and trees and squirrels and neurotic lonely kids bicycling around aimlessly where nothing is happening and everything is under control.
How fast can you say arriverderci?

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