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Il Duomo - The Cathedral
Milano, Italy

The majestic cathedral of Milan, dedicated to "Maria Nascente" and today one of the world's largest churchs, was begun in the second hald of the 14th century - and the work went on for 5 centuries...
The true heart & religious symbol of the city, The world's 3rd largest church in terms of covered area - 157 meters in length and 92 meters in width at the transept - after only St. Peter's in the Vatican and the Seville Cathedral, Milan's Dumo is Italy's most perfect example of flamboyant Gothic. The construction was a long and extremely complex process..

THE MADONNINA...
On the highest spire of the cathedral, soaring to 108.30 meters (a height never exceeded ny any other of the city's monuments) there sparkles a true symbol of MIlan: the statue of the Virgin with it's covering of 3900 gold sheets. The statue , universally known as Madonnina ( literally, "Our Little Virgin Mary") was cast in copper in 1774 by Giuseppe Bini to drawings by Giuseppe Perego. Four (4) meters and 16 centimeters tall, this image of the Virgin watches over the city and its inhabitants, surrounded by a crown of smaller spires populated by stars, angels and saints..

PS... expanded dimension is highly recommended...it's worth spending your time .....thanks







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Dec 27 2006 21:50 GMT faenzu
Excellent!!
Dec 27 2006 21:57 GMT litz
faenzu, thank you!
Dec 28 2006 04:30 GMT Kire403
what an incredible architectural design here and great perspective too...
Dec 28 2006 12:41 GMT litz
Kire...i promise to go back after the restoration of the facade is finish...
and i'll see to it that the Dome is open so that i could climb up to the top...
viewing the whole city and taking the details of architecture at it's best....
...still getting to know my new buddy...and.... thanks that it cooperated for
my foto shooting :-))))
Dec 28 2006 12:45 GMT jceca PRO
you know i don't know what to comment about this kind of your photos ... but i'm back to see them again ... and again ... and again ..... :-))

great job girl, as always !!!!!
Dec 28 2006 12:49 GMT litz
don't mind of the word so appropriate my dear jc...what is important is that
you enjoyed seeing it just if you were there seeing by yourself....
on top...you could even see it clearer here on th photo by expanding the dimension than you were there down looking up high...
thank you very much for your appreciation dear..!

FT2