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The Duomo of Milano 2009

The Duomo or Cathedral of Milano is in the the city centre. It was started in 1386, consecrated in 1418, and remained unfinished until the 19th century when the facade was completed. I had wanted to visit this remarkable architectural and artistic monument after studies in Art History 35 years ago. I finally got the opportunity to visit Milan and its Cathedral 3 years ago for the first time. How disappointing it was to see the façade of the Duomo covered with scaffolding. The next year 1/3 was gone and the following 1/3 more. This year 99.5% was gone… and after only about 7 or 8 years. Now other parts of the church are receiving similar restoration treatments. I managed to take a few shots over a three day visit. Enjoy the tour.
First view  2009 .. B0763
First view 2009 .. B0763
Facade sculpture .. B0764
Facade sculpture .. B0764
Flying buttress and spires .. B0765
Flying buttress and spires .. B0765
Figure on  a spire .. B0766
Figure on a spire .. B0766
View of Corso Vittorio Emanuelle from the rooftop .. B0767
View of Corso Vittorio Emanuelle from the rooftop .. B0767
Flying buttress and spires .. B0769
Flying buttress and spires .. B0769
Direction to the roof .. B0770
Direction to the roof .. B0770
B0772
B0772
Sculptures on spires .. B0773
Sculptures on spires .. B0773
B0775
B0775
Angel on spire .. B0776
Angel on spire .. B0776
Gargoyles and figures facing department store .. B0778
Gargoyles and figures facing department store .. B0778
Looking towards the Galleria and Piazza del Duomo .. B0781
Looking towards the Galleria and Piazza del Duomo .. B0781
B0782
B0782
B0787
B0787
Spires with fiigures .. B0789
Spires with fiigures .. B0789
B0792
B0792
La Madonnina .. B0794
La Madonnina .. B0794
B0797
B0797
B0800
B0800
Stairs to the roof .. B0803
Stairs to the roof .. B0803
Almost at the roof .. B0804
Almost at the roof .. B0804
Spires overlooking the city .. B0806
Spires overlooking the city .. B0806
Looking out the front facade .. B0807
Looking out the front facade .. B0807
Rooftop .. B0809
Rooftop .. B0809
Getting a shot on the rooftop .. B0812
Getting a shot on the rooftop .. B0812
Getting a shot on the rooftop, closeup .. B0813
Getting a shot on the rooftop, closeup .. B0813
Getting a shot on the rooftop .. B0814
Getting a shot on the rooftop .. B0814
Rooftop .. B0811
Rooftop .. B0811
B0824
B0824
Getting that groupshot on the roof .. B0826
Getting that groupshot on the roof .. B0826
Taking in the view form the rooftop .. B0829
Taking in the view form the rooftop .. B0829
Panorama of rooftop .. 0816_7_8_9
Panorama of rooftop .. 0816_7_8_9
Rooftop .. B0833
Rooftop .. B0833
Spires .. B0831
Spires .. B0831
Windows to the city .. B0838
Windows to the city .. B0838
Duomo rooftop .. 0820_1
Duomo rooftop .. 0820_1
B0840
B0840
Figures looking towards the Galleria and Alps .. B0842
Figures looking towards the Galleria and Alps .. B0842
Basking on the rooftop .. B0846a
Basking on the rooftop .. B0846a
View of the Piazza del Duomo from the roof .. B0847
View of the Piazza del Duomo from the roof .. B0847
Sculpture on the wall  .. B0851
Sculpture on the wall .. B0851
Sculpture on wall .. B0852
Sculpture on wall .. B0852
Admiring the beauty of the fllying buttresses .. B0853
Admiring the beauty of the fllying buttresses .. B0853
Flying buttress and gargoyle .. B0857
Flying buttress and gargoyle .. B0857
Emergency service if needed awaits close to the cathedral .. B0858
Emergency service if needed awaits close to the cathedral .. B0858
Emergency service if needed awaits close to the cathedral .. B0860
Emergency service if needed awaits close to the cathedral .. B0860
B0861
B0861
B0863
B0863
B0867
B0867
B0871
B0871
B0872
B0872
Modern art with ancient art .. B0873
Modern art with ancient art .. B0873
B1063
B1063
Vittorio Emanuelle guards the Duomo .. B1067
Vittorio Emanuelle guards the Duomo .. B1067
Vittorio Emanuelle, Lion and pigeons on display .. B1072
Vittorio Emanuelle, Lion and pigeons on display .. B1072
Facade .. B1074
Facade .. B1074
Facade, closeup .. B1075
Facade, closeup .. B1075
Admiring the main center door .. B1077_6
Admiring the main center door .. B1077_6
Main door .. B1078
Main door .. B1078
Main door, closeup .. B1080
Main door, closeup .. B1080
Margaret studying details of the main door .. B1081
Margaret studying details of the main door .. B1081
Figures on facade .. B1082
Figures on facade .. B1082
B1084
B1084
B1085
B1085
B1086
B1086
B1089
B1089
B1091
B1091
Guarda! .. B1093_4(2)
Guarda! .. B1093_4(2)
At last, last of the scaffolding coming down .. B1208
At last, last of the scaffolding coming down .. B1208
Nuts and bolts coming out and down from the the last of the scaffold .. B1209
Nuts and bolts coming out and down from the the last of the scaffold .. B1209
More dismantling of the scaffold .. B1226
More dismantling of the scaffold .. B1226
Afternoon on the piazza del Duomo .. B1211_2(2)a
Afternoon on the piazza del Duomo
.. B1211_2(2)a
Crowds gathering on the piazza .. B1216
Crowds gathering on the piazza .. B1216
From the Galleria .. B1219
From the Galleria .. B1219
From the Galleria ..B1222
From the Galleria ..B1222
At the top of the stairs from the Metro exit, early morning .. B1285
At the top of the stairs from the Metro exit, early morning .. B1285
Early morning, St. Valentine's Day .. B1296
Early morning, St. Valentine's Day .. B1296
Duomo and Piazza, early morning .. B1298
Duomo and Piazza, early morning .. B1298
Vittorio Emanuelle, early morning .. B1318
Vittorio Emanuelle, early morning .. B1318
Walking among the pidgeons ,, B1331
Walking among the pidgeons ,, B1331
Red Baci balloons bathed in early morning sunlight .. B1349
Red "Baci" balloons bathed in early morning sunlight .. B1349
Red Baci balloons bathed in early morning sunlight .. B1350
Red "Baci" balloons bathed in early morning sunlight .. B1350
Early morning visit on the Piazza del Duomo .. B1357
Early morning visit on the Piazza del Duomo .. B1357
Early morning visit on the Piazza del Duomo .. B1370
Early morning visit on the Piazza del Duomo .. B1370
Piazza del Duomo, early morning .. 1353-6(2)
Piazza del Duomo, early morning
.. 1353-6(2)