After spending a few days in Milan and at the Expo, we decided to travel south towards Rome, making stops at the magnificent coast of Cinque Terre and the beautiful city of Florence. The 13-day trip was overdosed with everything from art and design to food and wine. Foster, Libeskind and Herzog at the Expo; Botticelli, da Vinci, Raphael and Michelangelo at the museums, it was a visual feast of masterpieces that exemplify the finest in civilisation.
The grand cast of Alla Vita! against a magnificent stage set design.
Close-up of Japanese ingenuity.
Another memorable installation is the Austria Pavilion. A clever play of perspective and optical illusion along the entrance footpath.
was an interactive screen listing details about its products. Inside each screen was an Xbox Kinect sensor, which allows customers to use hand gestures to highlight a particular food to find out more about it, including its nutritional content, where it came from, its carbon footprint and allergens.
To be continued in Part 2...