Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Duomo de Milano

Photo uncredited... wish I knew who took it!

Here is an enchanting winter photo of the Milan cathedral, or the Duomo de Milano, Italy. Dedicated to Santa Maria Nascente, it is the seat of the Archbishop of Milan, currently Cardinal Angelo Scola. Standing proudly at 45 meters high, the Italian Gothic cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete. The architects were Francesco Maria Richini, Fabio Mangone, and Simone da Orsenigo. Dan and I have been there a few times, and while on our honeymooon back in 1993, we even explored the intricate roof area, surrounded by slate shingles and myriad statues. We were never lucky to see it on a snowy day, all lit up like this. Simply magical.

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