Italy, Milan

Il Duomo: A Photo Essay

September 5, 2013

The Duomo or as the Italians call it Duomo di Milano.

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Considering it took nearly six centuries to complete and it’s the fifth largest cathedral in the world, you simply can’t miss it.

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It’s THE thing to see in Milan. It’s everything people say it would be: monstrous, daunting, imposing, yet beautiful.

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Its inside is spacious, almost bare, indicative of the Gothic style its builders employed when building it. I must say, though, I prefer the baroque-style, with its intricate details.

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Its rooftop is a whole different story. It felt whimsical with the hidden nooks and all the spires jutting out.

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I was convinced everything would line up perfectly if I just know where to stand.

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As with most things I ran across that summer, the rooftop is also under-construction.

As with most things I ran across that summer, the rooftop is also under-construction.

Then there is everything else surrounding the Duomo: the restaurants peppering the streets behind it

People-watching during dinner

People-watching during dinner

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 and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, which, while very glamorous, still pales in comparison to the Duomo itself.

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Alas, like the moon reflecting the light of the sun, they, too, exist only to bask in the glory of the Cathedral.

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1 Comment

  • Reply Lisa October 2, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Love it! My favourite place.

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