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    Red face Noctiluxiana: Monumental Cemetery, Milan

    Last December I was in Milan, and decided to pay a visit to the famous Cimitero Monumentale, a monumental cemetery (as the name says) where rich people, important & noble families had their final resting places. Nowadays, there aren't any free spots anymore, and one can get buried there only if their family grave is there.

    All pictures taken with a leica M2 and a Noctilux, wide open or thereabouts; film was Arista Premium 100 (a.k.a. Plus X) developed in 510-Pyro and scanned with a Coolscan 9000.

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    The rest of the pictures is
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    Re: Noctiluxiana: Monumental Cemetery, Milan

    Vieri

    I too have taken many pictures at this cemetery and would love to go back to do more.

    It was great to see the final resting place of Horowitz and Arturo Toscanini and imagine them dancing on the devil's fireplace. When you listen to their recordings and find the wonder of their work, my God what a memorial for all of us to share.

    Love this stuff

    Thanks Vladimir and Arturo..........your work lives on

    Woody

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    Re: Noctiluxiana: Monumental Cemetery, Milan

    wow very nice!!!

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    Re: Noctiluxiana: Monumental Cemetery, Milan

    I love to shoot in cemeteries and you work is wonderful.

    Seeing this is one reason, I keep turning back to film.

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    Re: Noctiluxiana: Monumental Cemetery, Milan

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyspedden View Post
    Vieri

    I too have taken many pictures at this cemetery and would love to go back to do more.

    It was great to see the final resting place of Horowitz and Arturo Toscanini and imagine them dancing on the devil's fireplace. When you listen to their recordings and find the wonder of their work, my God what a memorial for all of us to share.

    Love this stuff

    Thanks Vladimir and Arturo..........your work lives on

    Woody
    Woody, thank you very much for your nice comment - I also much appreciated, as a musician by formation and former soloist, the Horowitz/Toscanini reference! :biggrin:

    Quote Originally Posted by viablex1 View Post
    wow very nice!!!
    Thank you very much! :biggrin:

    Quote Originally Posted by johnastovall View Post
    I love to shoot in cemeteries and you work is wonderful.

    Seeing this is one reason, I keep turning back to film.
    Hello John, thank you very much! About film... well, after a (too long) short digital-only hiatus, it's a while since I have been using film for everything, though sided by digital when the gig requires it. But I can easily say that even when I have to use digital I haven't been caught film-less for a couple of years now... and loving it! :biggrin:
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