Piazza Cordusio…Milano

by Lee Oliveira on August 8, 2011

This was my first visit to Milan and the city had stolen my heart in a few minutes. As Milan was waking up, I wanted to be one of the first out there to feel, breath and photograph this incredible city. It didn’t take too long to find a moment.

On the corner of the Piazza Cordusio, I saw this gentleman whistling, singing and smiling to his flowers. At that moment I knew. Not only did I find just someone, but someone who was going about his daily thing which I could tell he loved. A beautiful soul captured!


Grazie molto signore per lasciarlo fotografarlo.

Lee x

{ 40 comments… read them below or add one }

fashiondoctor August 8, 2011

milano is really fabulous city! love your photos!

Cheyl parker August 8, 2011

Wow! I absolutely love this picture!!!! He looks so kind and gentle…and his little smile makes me think he has a secret! I’m amazed at how well you capture people…what a talent Lee!

Bianca August 8, 2011

Ohhh Lee I LOVE this photo!!! Simply beautiful!! xx


My Styleadvisor August 8, 2011

Wonderful shot! One can really see that he loves his profession. Lovely light and colours, too.

Joy August 8, 2011

Lui è bello.
Joy x

Maddy August 8, 2011

One of my favorite photos to date!

Monika August 8, 2011

Really beautiful photo, Lee!

PvdH August 8, 2011

Milano is such a wonderful city! Veramente amo quella citta…

… and I also love this photograph of yours. You caught the essence of the man to perfection.



Lauren August 8, 2011

Wonderful shot! You really captured the joy he has in his work.

The Styleseer

Closet Fashionista August 8, 2011

Awww! What a cute old man! 😀

Jasonitos August 9, 2011

This is what i really like about u.. u never fail to capture originalities! i absolutely LOVE this pic!

P.s Yes next time we go to prague together hehe


dimitri August 9, 2011

Really love this pictures. It’s a lovely capture.
Milan is a beautiful place.

dragon fruit August 9, 2011

Amazing, great capture! I love Milan too!


Claire August 9, 2011

You are so right – i love milan and i hope you get one of Giovanna too x


The Foolish Aesthete August 9, 2011

I have such beautiful memories of Milan too (and the items I walks out with from Prada and Gucci are still favorites!). Love how you captured this man and the Italian spirit. Xxx


CessOviedo August 9, 2011

Milan is such a beautiful city! Flower man looks so kind, pretty picture as usual Lee!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

classiq August 9, 2011

Oh, I love this capture! Capturing the city waking up to life early in the morning, and not any city, but Milan, that must be a wonderful experience. :)

Manon August 9, 2011

Beautiful photo Lee.


Bckls August 9, 2011

That story is beautiful, great shot.

Bionica August 9, 2011

this photo is so nice
I love it!!!


erika August 9, 2011

I know this brave man .. i often take the flowers from him:)

I love my city!

thanks for being gone from me, your blog is very nice and who knows if one day taking a picture to me (I follow you, I hope that u follow me too)

I wait for u on my blog.


Sherin August 9, 2011

I’ve always wanted to visit Milan. It looks so beautiful. And the flowers are so beautiful.

Zarna August 9, 2011

such a beautiful shot. i love this.

Blue August 9, 2011

I want to be so happy with my job once I’m done with college. I dont even care what said job is. Great shot! I need to go to Milan.

Angel Garcia August 9, 2011

Never been to Milan but looking at pictures like these makes me want to go right away!

Love! ~Angel

GRIT & GLAMOUR August 9, 2011

I LOVE this, Lee! You can feel the warmth of his spirit in the photo. Great capture.

the nyanzi report August 9, 2011

great shot. an embodiment of life in a great city – i also like the fact it is not the typical fashion image one would expect from a city like milan.

Nicole @FHF August 9, 2011

a beautiful soul indeed….I love when you shoot these kinds of pictures. So real! xo

Adrien Loren August 9, 2011

It’s a really nice picture!

love milan!

Adrien Loren

not bloody mary likely August 9, 2011

If I could spend my days living in Italy and dealing with fresh flowers I’d be a happy girl indeed. Gorgeous shot!

Kristin August 9, 2011

Milan is most definitely on my bucket list! This photo is so charming Lee!

My Republic of Fashion August 9, 2011

Aw Lee, I love this picture!! It’s nice to see some calm in a World full of madness.

:)SArahD xx

Paulina August 9, 2011

So great post!;)

Diane August 9, 2011

Now, that’s style, my friend! What a picture of a tranquil spirit. Definitely the face of someone who’s been surrounded by a lifetime of flowers! Wish we all found that contentment, eh?

Monica - THE.closet August 9, 2011

I could eventually love this picture even more than the streetstyle fashion ones…This is so full of emotions, and this man kinda remind me of my grandpas… Good job done Lee!

StyleOnTheCouch August 10, 2011

Such a lovely photo of everyday life in Milan… older people are so interesting because their faces speak so mnay words – here he looks a little surprised, a little proud to be in the photo :-)


Lyosha August 10, 2011

have a nice stay there!
lovely photo! work uniform can be so stylish sometimes!

Marcello August 10, 2011

Grazie mille signore per essersi fatto fotografare :)

simplyfrabulous August 15, 2011

I love that flower corner in Piazza Cordusio. Ok, now I am missing Milan :(

milanblogger August 17, 2011

i know where this flower shop is,very lovable,next time you’re in milan let me know!!!cool reading from the post you fall in love with the city,july and august is the best period to spot the city…..you’ve my PM???
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