Geneva 2004 Day 2

Wednesday 25 th August 2004

I got up early to catch a 4 hour train to Milan through the Swiss Alps which was a very interesting trip from great views of the lakes, rivers, mountains and villages so plenty to keep me occupied in taking photos for the trip. Though most of them were ruined with train and power lines, but it was still fun taking them. Arriving in Milan station which seemed like any other station until I when down the stairs to get out. And when into a very large room and then into an even bigger room and through massive arches into a large square with sky high building surroundings and a very long and wide road ahead with building all the way down either side. I grabbed something to eat at MacDonald’s and set off down the wide road a. I walked for at least an hour and all I bumped into was very large and strange shaped office buildings. Then gave up and jumped on an old tram back to the station. Where I got a map and planned where I wanted to go. I picked a large cathedral called Duomo in the centre of Milan . when I cam out of the subway there ways a large structure covered in cloth just like the Barcelona cathedral was and massive archways with doors all the way to the top of the arches. After exploring the area I when to explore inside where there was massive stained glass windows and lots of religious stuff to look at, from painting to golden statues. I then spotted a sign directing people to the roof so I decided to go up however bad idea with over six hundred steps to the top but well worth the view when I got to the top. The cathedral was made with lots and lots of spirals all the way round after taking a break and taking in the view and photos from every angle. I set of on the way back down and got some ice cream. Then set off back to the station for the trip back to Geneva .