This is Crespi d’Adda

My time in Crespi d’Adda is coming to a close.  I’ve been in Crespi for just two weeks but I feel as though I truly know the place.  That happens when you spend all day living, working, and playing in the place.  That happens when you spend entire days documenting the historic power plant.  That happens when Crepsi is really a one of a kind place.  So we’ve wrapped up our work, and have an impressive report to show for all our time in Crespi.

We arrived two weeks ago barely knowing the Politecnico di Milano students with whom we were going to work.  We leave with a new group of friends, a group that spans the globe (Italy, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Israel, and Turkey).  We leave having played with many cool “toys” to help determine the state of the town’s hydroelectric power plant.  It was a lot of work, but it was fun.  So here’s some photos to help illustrate Crespi.  But you really have to visit to experience Crespi d’Adda.

Industrial Building with Crespi crest

Industrial Building with Crespi crest

Factory building in Crespi

Factory building in Crespi

Architectural stylings of the factory town

Architectural stylings of the factory town

Parish church in Crespi

Parish church in Crespi

Traditional Crespi d'Adda homes

Traditional Crespi d'Adda homes

An Alley of Trees to the Cemetery

An Alley of Trees to the Cemetery

Crespi d'Adda cemetery

Crespi d'Adda cemetery

And here’s a bonus photograph.

Last night's sunset from the balcony

Last night's sunset from the balcony

Have a good weekend everybody.  It’s a holiday weekend here in Italy.  June 2 is Republic Day, which is a national holiday.  We’re heading to Verona and Venice, which I’m very excited about.  There’s so much to see- Piazza San Marco, Calatrava’s controversial bridge, the Grand Canal, the Campanile, so on and so forth.  It’s going to be sweet.  Thanks to Mara (an awesome Politecnico di Milano student) we got the low down on a few places to grab some delicious food and things to do.  Check back mid-week for an account of Verona and Venice!  Ciao!

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