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Monday, July 2, 2012

Duomo Cathedral - Milan, Italy

In November 1992, my daughter and I were able to travel to Milan, Italy with husband while he was on a business trip.  We spent two weeks there and did a bit of sightseeing.  One of the most beautiful sights we saw was the Duomo Cathedral.  This Gothic cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete.  It is the fourth largest cathedral in the world and the largest in the Italian State territory
(Information via ~  Wikipedia.)

It was magnificent and absolutely gorgeous!  These are few of the photos that I took outside.  At the time we went, we weren't permitted to take photos inside other than the entryway.  I don't know the policy has changed since then.  I was able to get one photo of the ceiling as we entered.  This picture does not do it justice.  It was very dark inside so this was the best I could do with the not so wonderful camera I had at the time.

Duomo Cathedral
Side View ~ Duomo Cathedral
Ceiling inside the Duomo Cathedral
One of the few pictures I could take once inside the Cathedral.  The photo isn't very good because the lighting was so dark.

The Square ~ Milan, Italy
This area is where people would walk and mingle and it surrounded the Cathedral.  A funny story...while we were sitting at the base of one of the areas where they had statues, a young lady, not to far from us was sitting, chatting with a friend, when a pigeon landed on the top of her head and was walking around on it. HA  The young lady started screaming "get it off", "get it off" all the while people just kept right on
walking, laughing.  You would have thought the pigeon owned the top of her head.  As you can see from this photo, pigeons were everywhere! 
 Side of the Cathedral

Atrium of the Enclosed Mall ~ Milan, Italy
Another view of the enclosed atrium
The inside of this atrium looked like you were outside instead of inside.   With the curtained windows above and the railing around them I wasn't sure if these were offices or actual apartments...Stunning!  

I found the history surrounding this Cathedral extremely informative and interesting and that is why I posted the video. Don't feel like you have to listen to it in its entirety.


  1. Dear Kris,
    alas I've never been in Itally. But I have seen many report about this country. Italy is really a beautiful country and is worth to visit. I can imagine how wonderful your time in Milan was.
    It's pity that taking picture inside the Duomo Chatedral weren't permitted for some reason. But the other picture you have took are gorgeous.
    The story with the pigeon is really funny. Indeed, these pigeon have lost meanwhile the shyness and are accustomed to people and thus they can make some trouble sometimes.
    Wishing you a very nice week.
    Warm regards,

  2. O yes I love Italy and its wonderful buildings!

    ♥ Franka

  3. Italy my favourite country. I would love to see the Duomo. It is on my bucket list!

  4. Super pictures! I have not been back to Italy in a long time. Even in Venice there are many pigeon.


  5. very beautiful architecture!! Thank you for the comment...I added the photos to my photobucket & re-added them, as I just used the link for the photos from the site, hopefully this will help as I see the photos, but I didn't know anyone else couldn't. Is it just that post or the whole blog?? Anyways...hope you have a marvelous day! xx

  6. Beautiful place Kris - we have recently visited Italy, even flew to Milan, but unfortunately we explored other parts. Think your images made me want to go back there a.s.a.p.
    Have a great day

  7. omg its so beautiful! ones i had my holiday in italy, i enjoyed it so much! (:

    you have a really nice blog, would you like to follow each other on gfc and/or bloglovin ? (:

  8. Kris-you have a beautiful blog! These pictures of the Dumo are fabulous -- what a wonderful trip that must have been.
    I hope you will consider participating in my Grow your Blog party later this year -- actually in January -- I know we can get you lots more followers for your incredible blog -- more people need to visit here you have so much to offer.

    I'm so happy to meet you!


  9. great reportage ! my son lived in Milano and I enjoy looking at these photos as memories of my trips down there


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