Sunday, June 2, 2013

The Milan Cathedral

The Milan Cathedral is one of the world's great buildings.  It offers endless photo opportunities both for its grandeur and its details.  These faces adorned one of the ridges along the roofline.
 The tops of the flying buttresses and the edge of the roof are adorned with an explosion of gothic spires.  The cathedral was built over the course of about 500 years, from 1386 to 1805.
The Milan Duomo is the 5th largest cathedral in the world.  The nave, which is at the far end of this photo down the central aisle, is 45 meters (150 feet) high.  The interior is colorful and more detailed and attractive than the interior of the Duomo in Florence, in my opinion.
 The roof is worth a visit and offers lots of nooks and crannies for lining up photos.
The roof of the Cathedral is reflected in one of its windows.  Milan is overlooked by many tourists who visit Rome, Florence, Venice and other parts of Italy, but Milan has spectacular points of interest.  We spent a week there, and that was not enough.  While the Cathedral and Leonardo's The Last Supper are its best known attractions, the fashion district, Galleria, museums, La Scala Opera House, and churches are certainly deserving of a visit.  And the Italian Lake Country is only an hour away.

6 comments:

Judy said...

Beautiful!

Filip and Kristel said...

I have not been in Milan yet but this must be the top attraction of the city.

Greetings,
Filip

Lowell said...

What a magnificent place. The shot of the spires inspires me! Someday I hope to get back to Italy...

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Julie,
Thanks for sharing this wonderful post, your pictures are fabulous!I do love this Cathedral!
Léia

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Wonderful. A great many spires indeed.

Kate said...

Never realized the size of this Cathedral. Pretty impressive building!

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