Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Milan

Here is Milan's Cathedral (Duomo) which I was astonished to learn took almost SIX centuries to build!
 
 
I am in awe of the talented craftsmen who created these beautiful statues (forgive me if I have not used the correct term) which adorn the outside.

 
The intricate details on facial expressions, bulging veins, and obvious ability to depict human anatomy so accurately, takes my breath away!


 
Although our visit to Milan was brief - an evening and a day - these magnificent pieces of art will remain etched in my memory for many years to come.
 
Wherever you may live in this extraordinary world, I encourage you to visit
to view more scenes from far and wide.
(with grateful thanks to our hosts)

17 comments:

carol l mckenna said...

Wow ! Amazing structure and great photos!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Rajesh said...

Beautiful cathedral. The craftsmanship is amazing.

Felicia said...

gorgeous cathedral. with all the detail I could see it would take a long time to build but 6 centuries...wow

Linda W. said...

Wow - totally amazing! I'd love to see this cathedral.

ladyfi said...

Wow - it took six hundred years to build?

Beautiful photos.

Nora said...

Wow that is huge! So much history there and so many generations of builders.

Birgitta said...

Amazing structure! Great photos from you here!

Reader Wil said...

We hear so much of other cathedrals in Europe, but this one is the most beautiful among all of them, and yet it is rather unknown to me. I agree with you it is breathtaking.!
I wish you a great week.
Wil, ABCW Team.

Fun60 said...

It is unthinkable that a building could take 6 centuries to be completed! Must go and see this for myself, it looks magnificent.

eileeninmd said...

Both the cathedral and statues are lovely.. the details are amazing...Thanks for sharing, have a happy day!

eileeninmd said...

Both the cathedral and statues are lovely.. the details are amazing...Thanks for sharing, have a happy day!

Valerie said...

Dear all - many thanks for your comments on Duomo. Yes, it is almost unbelievable that construction of this cathedral could take so long. For those of you who may wish to pursue that further, perhaps the following site might be of help - http://www.sacred-destinations.com/italy/milan-cathedral

Polly said...

Beautiful photos. Milan is on my bucket list :-)

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