Built circa 1080
Milan, Northern Italy
The walls of the Basilica
The confession chamber.
Speak the truth, even if your voice quivers.
There’s something about churches that illuminate the unspeakable calm
One does not need to be of a certain religion to appreciate the beautiful monotony of rites
The Basilica also houses the tomb of Emperor Louis II, who died in Lombardy in 875.
A crypt built in the 9th Century houses the remains of three venerated saints: Ambrose, Gervasus and Protasus.
It just didn’t feel right to take any photos of the bodies and urn.
Outside on the church grounds:
An afternoon of absolute peace and zen, navigating my way around the church-grounds amidst curious stares from locals on religious missions.
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart)
stone’s throwaway from the church
The smell of books, libraries, canvas satchels and sneakers…
reminiscence of a life I already miss.