Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele

We are praying for all the victims of the explosions at the Boston Marathon. I can’t imagine what all these families are going through right now. Hats off to the first responders and the people of Boston who were so ready to help. May God comfort the suffering.

I’m winding down on my Milan posts and today I’ll share shots of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele which is named after the first King of the Kingdom of Italy and the oldest mall in Italy.

I didn’t go for the twirl on the Bull but I enjoyed watching others twirl on their heels.

I guess I’m not a design shopper as I didn’t feel tempted to go into any of the shops.

No shopping in the oldest galleria but I really enjoyed all the old Architecture and details in the Galleria.

The country we will be visiting with our oldest and his lovely lady is England. Josh and Laura have never been there and it will be fun exploring some old sights with them and discovering some new ones while we celebrate Dear turning 60. 2013 is fast becoming a major travel year for us between Dear’s conferences, family events, and the Mennonite Girls book launches. Praying already for God to go before us.

Psalm 121:8

The Message (MSG)

7-8 God guards you from every evil,
he guards your very life.
He guards you when you leave and when you return,
he guards you now, he guards you always.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

14 thoughts on “Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele

  1. Hooray for the upcoming trip!!! I’ve never been there, but my sister and niece and a couple of cousins…and possibly my Mom have. They all really enjoyed it. They didn’t have rave reviews for most of the food there, though, so it will be really interesting to get your take on it since your tastebuds are so refined!

    This is a mall?!?!?!? Wow…nothing like that around here, that’s for sure! I know I wouldn’t be able to afford anything in the shops there, so I probably wouldn’t have gone into any of them, either. Don’t want to tempt myself and be disappointed! 🙂 The ceilings there are magnificent!!!

    I’ve been watching the events unfold in Boston this evening on television (or should I say “on the telly” in preparation for your trip? :-)), and it has been just ghastly. I really, really hope they find the culprits(s) behind it and bring them to swift justice. Just horrible!

  2. I’m with you as far as designer shopping goes – I’d much rather gaze at the beautiful buildings and decoration!
    England – what a wonderful trip that will be!

  3. Hello Ellen, first I am agreeing with you in prayer for Boston. It is horrifying, and also makes me so angry. Thankful for our Rock in these times of turmoil.

    Your photos of this “mall” in Milan are amazing! Maybe I had better take a 2nd look at Milano; typically I am there only to change trains. I agree, I would not be tempted by those high-end shops. The structure itself is eye-popping.

    Have a wonderful time preparing for your trip to England. I find looking forward to and planning for a trip is almost as much fun as the travel itself 🙂 Hopefully you will find tasty things to eat along the way. I know that London has amazing restaurants, especially if you like Asian/Indian food. I can’t wait to hear about it as it all unfolds.

  4. You’re off to England next? Oh my! Such developments between visits. Now I’d have had to go through the great stores there just to say that I had, but I’d not have been able to afford a thing or perhaps I’d buy something just to say that I had. ☺

  5. Beeeaaauuutifullllll!!!!! What fun to plan a trip to England and yes the upcoming book launches – a busy 2013 indeed! Blessings and may God guard you in all things during the months to come.

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