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César Pelli's skyscraper complex in Milan

On this day two years ago I registered the blog lelebuonerba.wordpress.com. My little big hobby has gone a long way since that day. When I first opened up this blog, I wasn't sure what to make out of it. I started to fill up my new site with content by posting pictures I'd take with my Nikon D5000. I really liked to take pictures and post them on my blog so my friends, family and the whole world (theoretically) could see them, and I still do.

Two years and over 500 pictures later, here I am. Proudly presenting the pictures from one of the most prolific photo shoots I've ever done. Today's weather in Milan was amazing. Nearly no clouds in a beautiful, clear, bright blue sky. And the sun's light was great for shooting pictures.

I decided to go out and take some photos of the newly-opened skyscraper complex between Corso Como and the Porta Garibaldi train station. It was designed by the famous architect César Pelli, and consists of three skyscrapers (Unicredit Towers A, B and C) and two other buildings (Edifici E1 and E2), built on top of the "Podium", a raised-from-the-street plaza. The circular plaza in the fulcrum of the Towers is named after the deceased architect Gae Aulenti, and features ornamental pools with fountains and water games. The flagship skyscraper, the Unicredit Tower A, is Italy's tallest building, clocking in at 231 meters thanks to the 80-meter antenna spire.

When I got there, I noticed that some people were working on a video shooting featuring two actors dancing tango on the walkway that crosses over Piazza Gae Aulenti's ornamental pools. It was a great photographic opportunity, so I got down on my knees and started to shoot. The bodies moving to the passionate beat and reflecting themselves in the water was an amazing scene.