More of Sunday in Milan

Next door to the cathedral in Milan is the Galleria, the most famous shopping center in the city. We were hungry, having worked up an appetite for lunch walking around on the roof, so we headed over that way.

The entrance was completely jammed with people! Everybody was pushing their way in. Above the noise of the crowd you could hear a marching band. We merged and swam with the crowd, then bailed out at the first restaurant we saw.

Whew! The crowd didn’t bother me nearly so much when I wasn’t in it. And the food was good too.

The band marched and played for a few minutes longer, and came by our restaurant on the way out.

Here's our group eating lunch at a restaurant in the galleria while a huge crowd passes by.
Here’s our group eating lunch at a restaurant in the galleria while a huge crowd passes by.

Milan's Galleria shopping center is packed with people on a Sunday afternoon. This is a high-end shopping experience, including Prada and Ferrari.
Milan’s Galleria shopping center is packed with people on a Sunday afternoon. This is a high-end shopping experience, including Prada and Ferrari.

The mosaic work on the floor of the Galleria was fancier than the cathedral's!
The mosaic work on the floor of the Galleria was fancier than the cathedral’s!

Here is an exhibit at the Ferrari store. In the lower level there were simulators; you could pretend to drive one of these through a movie.
Here is an exhibit at the Ferrari store. In the lower level there were simulators; you could pretend to drive one of these through a movie.

After a rest break back at the hotel, most of us went out to the World’s Fair (Expo) for the evening to see if we could have an interesting dinner and see the sights. Unfortunately, the World’s Fair was our first real disappointment of the trip. Our dinner was poor, and most of the sights were not really worth seeing. I’ve posted a few photos here but really it was more exhausting than anything else.

On Sunday night we visited the World's Fair. It was mostly a disappointment, but there were a few interesting and beautiful buildings there. This is the exhibit from Columbia.
On Sunday night we visited the World’s Fair. It was mostly a disappointment, but there were a few interesting and beautiful buildings there. This is the exhibit from Columbia.

This building's facade was covered with wood crates.
This building’s facade was covered with wood crates.

Another view, from underneath, of the wood crate building. The crates were attached to the structure of the building.
Another view, from underneath, of the wood crate building. The crates were attached to the structure of the building.

This building at the Milan world's fair was covered in wooden crates.
This building at the Milan world’s fair was covered in wooden crates.

The Tree of Life is the iconic image of the 2015 World's Fair in Milan. The tree is beautiful, constantly changing colors.
The Tree of Life is the iconic image of the 2015 World’s Fair in Milan. The tree is beautiful, constantly changing colors.

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