Yesterday, after stepping on the balls of the bull, we got on a tram to Porta Genova. Mummy wanted to show me the area where she lived when she was working in Milano.This is the building where she lived on the first floor looking out onto the currently dried up canal.
We walked along Ripa di Porta Ticinese which becomes the Naviglio Grande. There are lots of artist studios in these courtyards …And these are some of the restaurants that Mummy loved going to … they brought back a lot of memories for her. It was an important part of Mummy’s adventures. She said she remembered a lot of conversations, a lot of gatherings with friends and even though they weren’t all happy memories, she was not sad about them. She just wanted to move those memories forward by sharing them with me.
May’s comment: These are the remaining canals from the hey days when the canals were used for irrigation. They provided the city with water and were ideal to transport people. Today we did not see it at it’s best. They had drained the water from the canal to clean it. They do this once a year and we happened to be there just then. But it was good to look at the building where I lived. It was a good time and defined me in several ways.
I am so glad that I am able to share this chapter of my life with my most favourite companion!