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Thursday, November 25, 2010

A Walk in the Sunshine

This is where I go and take my Italian lessons. I decided to walk the 3km back from Italian on Wednesday because it was lovely and sunny and I didn't have to pick up Reese for another 2 hours. I had my camera with me so this is a little photo tour of my walk home :)
The Bridge going from the Italian class, over the road and into Milano Tre
These awesome little ponds are dotted all over Milano Tre. Its this village(complex) that is all apartment buildings and they all look the same so its rather easy to get lost in there!! Its HUGE though.
Scuola di Materna- one of the Italian elementary schools
Near one of the gigantic green spaces that are found all over Milano Tre too.
A meeting place, with the stone circle seating, you can see the buildings in the background. 
The green space again. 
And more...it reminds me of Central Park in some ways, just not as big.
The fountain and pond near the stores/restaurants. Reese likes to watch the turtles and the ducks that live in here!
The chinese restaurant on the corner and then the stores that make up Milano Tre
I seriously LOVE fall. This was just off the path on the way back to Basiglio
This one is complete chaos, but I like it for some reason so here it is :)
working on the closeups
More artsy shots
I like the bokeh in this one, that's the blurry background for those of you that don't obsessively read photography stuff like I've been doing!!!!! And a MAPLE LEAF!!!! They are everywhere here and it makes me so happy when I see them, silly Canadian!
Those helicopter seed things
Such a busy path. 
The field across the stream where people take their dogs and leave them off leash. Down a road near here I think I found where the Italian teenagers have their bush parties ;)
It's so pretty here! I'm glad we're living out in the "country" rather than right in Milan. I like going into Milan and wandering around but there is definitely something to be said for walking past sights like this on your way home from class :)
MOUNTAINS!!!!!!!!!! I was so surprised to see them as we drove to class. It doesn't often get clear enough here to see them this well. 
I love this little path, just behind me is the Basiglio Madonna
Seriously I could be at home in this picture!!!! The grasses and the corn field and the barn, with mountains in the background!
Italy.....or Alberta :)
The entrance to Basiglio. If you follow that road straight it curves and then takes you to the Piazza, which is where all the action is :)
Another street on the way to my house.


Marnie November 26, 2010 at 4:30 AM  

these are beautiful pictures Rachel! What a great adventure you are having, living there. Your photography is stunning. I think it is your calling...
Miss you!
Love Marnie

Rachel December 7, 2010 at 8:52 AM  

Thanks Marnie!!!!
I miss you too, REALLY hoping to see you for drinks on the 20th!


Anonymous December 9, 2010 at 11:40 PM  

I love the photos Rachel, you make us feel we're there, will have to come and visit , have a great time in Red Deer.Love Junexxxx

Anonymous December 15, 2010 at 12:18 AM  

Awesome pictures-Dad

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I am 34 years old, married to my wonderful husband Richard and mother to a beautiful 8 year old daughter named Reese. We lived in the suburbs of Calgary until January 2010 where I worked as an ER Nurse. Then my husband was transferred to Vancouver for a 6 month temporary project. Our blog Tripping over the Sidewalk told all about our adventure living on the 30th floor of an apartment building in the middle of downtown Vancouver. Then we moved to Milan, Italy for 18 months, Ciao-Eh was the online forum for our Italian adventures. We moved to Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates in January 2012 and lived there for two and a half years. Sandscrapers, Souks and Sand is the blog of our adventures in the Middle East! We are now happy to be back on a little acreage just outside of Calgary where I'm sure more adventures await!!!!



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