米蘭 – Milano

拜訪米蘭之前﹐只知道她位於意大利西北部﹐

是文藝復興時的重鎮﹐更是許多名流貴婦朝聖的時尚殿堂。

2006年夏天第一次到訪米蘭﹐逗留了短短的兩天一夜﹐

現在回憶起來﹐老實說也真的沒什麼印象﹐

只記得滿街都是名牌旗艦店和珠寶精品店。

那時候不像現在那麼敗家﹐去精品店時都還會戰戰兢兢﹔

記得第一次踏進 Prada 時﹐看到穿的比我們還好的店員﹐

會感覺渾身不自在﹐買完朋友托買的包包和鞋子﹐幾乎是落荒而逃。

後來進入Mr Armani 那六七曾樓高的旗艦店﹐

裡頭從腳踏車﹐家具到服裝﹐無論主線還是複線﹐

產品都應有盡有﹐算是大開眼界。

不過店員們都是一副愛理不理的樣子﹐

只是用他們眼神不時不時的‘瞄’你一下﹐搞到我都有點心虛﹐

明明是顧客﹐卻弄得像個賊似的﹐真是見鬼。

除了名牌逛精品店的經歷外﹐最有印象的就數米蘭大教堂 (Duomo) 和艾曼紐拱廊了 (Galleria Vittorio Emanuele)。

這座Duomo是歐洲第三大教堂﹐建于1386年﹐屬於歌德式教堂﹐

我們到訪時正在整修﹐所以只在外面逛了一圈﹐

只記得教堂外牆有很多的尖塔﹑石彫﹐和一座鍍金的聖母像。

而艾曼紐拱廊裡頭的金牛座則非常有名﹐

應該說是它的睾丸非常的有名。

因為當地的米蘭人很喜歡去踩一踩這金牛座的睾丸﹐以求吉利﹐

而且據說用後腳跟在睾丸上轉一圈﹐效果會更好。

我呢﹐這麼大老遠飛到那裡﹐當然是很用力很貪心的轉多幾圈囉。

哈哈哈。

8 Comments Add yours

  1. jemima says:

    I followed Kenny’s advice & used Google to translate.
    All was well until this last bit….

    “The Emmanuel arcade inside the Taurus is very well known,

    Testis should be said that it is very famous.

    Because local people like to step on Milan, a step that Taurus the testicles, in order to Geely,

    And is said to use the heels to turn around in the testis, the effect will be better.

    I do, so all the way to fly there, of course, is very hard to turn more laps La greedy.”

    LOL!!!!

    1. Kenny’s Translation:

      “The Taurus mosaic found inside the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele is very well-known. Actually, one should say it’s the bull’s TESTICLES that is very famous.

      This is because the local Milanese people like to step on the bull’s testicles for good fortune. And it is said that the effect will be better if one uses one’s heel to make the turn around the bull’s testes.

      Naturally, given that I have flown so far to reach here, I stepped even harder and greedily made more than a few rounds.”

      Hope that makes a little more sense, haha.

  2. jemima says:

    Now, that makes a LOT of sense. 😛

    Thanks, Kenny. 😀

    1. ckiong says:

      He is my translator now, hahahaha.

      1. Eh, how much is THIS translator gonna get paid, har? 😛

  3. jemima says:

    Kenny, you’ll either get a Prada or a YELLOW Lamborghini – matchbox model. 😛

    1. ckiong says:

      Hahaha, ya ya ya, matchbox model only 😛

      1. Yerr… you BOTH so bad! 🙁

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