I was thisclose to skip March. Well, not the entire month, that would be weird. Just One Four Challenge. My main reason was that I am swamped with work and it is hard to make my rounds and visit all the wonderful people who participate in this challenge. I strongly believe we need to support each other and besides, I really like most of you. I said, most of you, so hold your horses. 😛
But here I am, Monday night and my fingers are itching. This blog became like an addiction to me, a habit impossible to kick. And I have a schedule. And you don’t mess with the schedule. So, here I am…again. I’ll give my best to visit all of the participants, but let me tell you something: I don’t keep score. I appreciate and enjoy each and every visit, like, comment, but I don’t believe you have to visit me just because I visited you. I just hope you enjoy your blogging experience.
Ok, enough of that… 🙂
Castello Sforzesco (Sforza Castle) is a castle in Milan, northern Italy. It was built in the 15th century by Francesco Sforza, Duke of Milan, on the remains of a 14th-century fortification. Later renovated and enlarged, in the 16th and 17th centuries it was one of the largest citadels in Europe. Extensively rebuilt by Luca Beltrami in 1891–1905, it now houses several of the city’s museums and art collections.
I took this image last May, when I was visiting Milan. Fontana di Piazza Castello is a nice place to rest for a minute from the crowd and then you walk through the courtyard of Sforza Castle into Parco Sempione, beautiful large area where I spent hours walking with my dog. Italians are so friendly when dogs are concerned, I felt very welcome and comfortable and my Berta enjoyed being a center of attention.
As you can see, my post-processing was minimal. Just a little bit of cropping, increasing saturation and tinkering with exposure. It seems I always start with minimal changes and go crazy after that. But I do remember that day and the sky was unbelievably blue, so I wanted to get it as close as possible.