The lights look phenomenal in the dark but announce a sad event.

My first meeting with S. Alessandro cathedral is in the evening. I notice these candles and wonder about their meaning.

I enter the church and see the coffin. The priest is giving an emotional speech but I can’t understand the words (in Italian). I leave quietly.

I return to cathedral during next day. It’s beautiful but my heart was already stolen by Chiesa di S. Maria Maggiore…