Guido just ran across this image of the building where he and his family lived in Milan:
The round window top left was Guido’s bedroom’s. You can see, by the cleaner look, where the marble cladding of the building was replaced, years after the April 25, 1945 volley of anti-aircraft projectiles had made little craters — and, of course shattered the glass behind which he and his sister had stood seconds earlier.
The galleria is at the right, as seen in this shot. Mengoni, its architect, plunged to his death from the top as he was inspecting the banner that been placed there to great King V. Emanuel II at the opening in 1868. La Scala opera house is at the other end of the galleria.
Still to the right, the Duomo (Milan’s Cathedral), visible in this other image (corner of Guido’s
building barely visible on the left, almost obliterated from view by the former headquarters of the “Fascist Chamber of Commerce of Milan,” — everything had the ‘fascist’ moniker then).
City living to the max! Of course, being shot at was not the most fun part of it.
Well, it’s all in the past anyway.
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