on December 18, 2010
The world's largest Gothic church was built over four centuries and was fully completed only by mid-XIX century. More recently, the facade of the cathedral was closed for restoration. Completely open from the woods I saw him just this year. Going into the inconspicuous door at the side of the Duomo and went upstairs, you find yourself in a web of soaring towers, patterned maze of intertwining wood sculptures crowned with spikes.2,245 statues outside the cathedral, 145 Spires. Because of their abundance Duomo even jokingly called the "hedgehog". And of course, beautiful views from the roof of Milan.In the north-east. Far away on the left lost in the haze of the background the mountain range visible skyscraper "Pirelli" - the first skyscraper, highrise breaching regulations in Milan, provides that no building can not overshadow the Virgin Mary statue, mounted on 104-meter height of the highest spire of the Duomo.In the north-west, where one can see the dome of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and the cube building sovremenngo La Scala.To the south. In the foreground of the bell tower of the monastery of San Gottardo John Korte.And finally, if vyglyant one eye through an ornate lace stucco on the facade, view open central ploschal Milan - Piazza del Duomo.A bristling with thorns antigolubinymi chimera, like hundreds of years ago, looking blankly down. At this fleeting human organized chaos.
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