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    In my neighborhood there used to be a huge factory belonging to OM, a very old truck company (founded 1917). Milan is an industrial city, and OM is very much a part of the history of the city, and the factory has been a landmark of this part of the city.

    The factory shut down at some point, and was a ruin for a long time. A few years ago the whole area was demolished and a big renovation project was created; housing and office blocks were built, with green spaces and all that.

    A large part of that area has been dedicated to three parks. One of them is very appropriately known as "Industrial Memories Park" and is dedicated to the memory of the men and women that have worked in this area.

    They kept some machinery from the old factory and build a garden in and on and around the. From an industrial world a new world is born where iron tools mingle with nature in a new embrace.


    Featured in the video for fundraising campaign.

    Added to the Cream of the Crop pool as COTC:mostinteresting

    It came out third in POTW #49 (the Picture of the Week contest on the

    To my utter surprise and pleasure, this picture has been chosen to represent the Milanouel!W group in a post on 02blog , a blog about Milan.

    It has also been published on Metro, a free newspaper.

    If you particularly like it (or if you just want to support a poor student), you can buy this printed and framed at ImageKind.

    POOR IMPULSE CONTROL, Shaun Roberts, and 99 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Andrea [bah! la realtà!] 77 months ago | reply

      grazie dell'apprezzamento :-)

    2. Kristie... 77 months ago | reply

      Such a lovely double! I love those fluffy plants!

    3. Andrea [bah! la realtà!] 77 months ago | reply

      Thanks Kristie! I have had a quick look at your photos and I've seen a lot I like, I'l be back :-)

    4. Valentina P. 70 months ago | reply

      Hi! I'm an administrator of a group called Life and Travel.
      Your shot is wonderful..

      Please add this beautiful photo to ...

    5. mariczka 63 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Vintage Analogue, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    6. Daida Suárez 62 months ago | reply

      I love this!!.. great!!

    7. piero.formica 61 months ago | reply

      Excellent picture, I love that area! and I guess you're talking of this:


    8. Lisa Monahan 61 months ago | reply

      This is very visually pleasing. :)

    9. patrickjoust 57 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called picky imperfection, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    10. Field87 51 months ago | reply

      Flowers always work well with double exposures. Nice!

    11. Lanfranch 48 months ago | reply

      Molto creativa, bella!

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Terra d'Insubria, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    12. Colica Annunziata [deleted] 41 months ago | reply


    13. infini [deleted] 37 months ago | reply

      nice job with this one :)

    14. mlhradio 27 months ago | reply

      Congratulations on receiving more than 25,000 views -- that's quite impressive! Now that you've reached this milestone, you might want to consider graduating this photograph from the 'Views: 4000' group to the 'Views: 25,000' group, which can be found here:

      Once again, congratulations and hopefully your photos will receive many more views in the future! Reminder: Photos should only be in one 'Views:xx' group at a time. (This is an automatic message posted to all items in the 'Views: 4000' group that receive more than 25,000 views. There is no need to reply to this message.)

    15. Latente 囧 25 months ago | reply

      scusa per informazione, anche a te sulle foto presenti nel video "a shared colture" ti arrivano 40/50 visite al giorno di tipo "unknow"?

    16. Andrea [bah! la realtà!] 25 months ago | reply

      @latente: uhm, non ho più un account pro e a quanto pare le statistiche sono solo pro, ora. E' un po' che sono assente da Flickr, si vede? :)
      Comunque ha sempre un sacco di view, questo è sicuro. Può dipende anche dal fatto che quel video è stato inserito fra i samples ufficiali di EPub 3:

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