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Dear Friend,

I took this picture in Milan from the famous Duomo.
can you see ? some people all the time waiting for Milan.
nice evening.
Burak



Cathedral (Duomo)
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One of the world’s biggest religious temples. The cathedral’s construction began in the 14th century, when Gian Galeazzo Visconti ruled the city. It is a wonderful Flamighero-Gothic sample.
The Cathedral is located in the Piazza del Duomo, Milan’s neuralgic center. This cathedral shows us the Lombards preference for the profuse decoration. The Duomo has more than 2,000 sculptures and numberless spires and capitals. Something you shouldn’t miss if you ever come to Milan is a visit to the church’s roof, where you’ll be able to admire a wonderful landscape view of the city.
This facade is a not very fortunate mixture of the following styles: Baroque, Neogothic and Neoclassic. The bronze doors are from the 19th century. The best of them is the central gates, designed in 1906 by Lodovico Pogliaghi, in a neoclassic style, with Art Noveau influences. The portico’s five bass-reliefs are 1629 Giambattista Crespi designs. The rest of the facade decoration is from the beginning of the 19th century. The oldest part of the cathedral is the apse, with three wonderful rose windows designed by Filippino de Modena.
The construction of this cathedral lasted several centuries. The central spire was finished in 1769, and the facade was finished following the order of Napoleon himself. The works finished in the 19th century, but after the second world war the temple had to be reconstructed because it suffered some damages.
For more details.
http://www.virtourist.com/europe/milan

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