Milan 2002

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The Milan Cathedral (Duomo)

The last day of my Italy 2002 trip I spent in Milan. It's one of those Big and Busy cities, very commercial and modern, but I picked out a few things of possible interest to see here and there, which I visited by hoping the metro from place to place. I tried checking out the cities fashion district Quadrilatero d'Oro (Golden Quadrilateral), comprising Via Montenapoleone, Della Spiga, Via Borgospesso, and Via Sant'Andrea. It is one of Milan's claims to fam as a fashion mecca, but there were so many people there you could hardly move and get down the streets, never mind really enjoy it in seeing the place. I gave up on this and visited a few other places by metro, which were not particularly memorable. I eventually ended up at the Piazza del Duomo, the main city square. This is quite an impressive square and worth it for a stop in Milan just to see it. Unfortunately the the Duomo was being restored at the time , so there was scaffolding covering most opf the front facade. Nevertheless, I snapped a few photos, had a nice meal nearby, and otherwise just hung out here for some time before returning to my hotel to prepare for the journey home next day.

spocklogic says:
@Chris - Well, I seem to be a magnet for scaffolding. A little disappointing, yes. I suppose the restoration was worth it and hear it's even more spectacular than before. I'll have to stop by Milan again sometime to see it in ALL its glory (less the scaffolding).
Posted on: Sep 08, 2013
reikunboy says:
You must of been disappointing not to see the Duomo without the scaffolding. It is an amazing church.
Posted on: Sep 08, 2013
sansan says:
Milan have a very nice Chinese name-米兰, this is a flower,the size like a grain of rice, no good shape, but it's elegant and good fragrance,I very like 米兰,so I remember the name of the city when I was young. :)
Posted on: Sep 08, 2013
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The Milan Cathedral (Duomo)
The Milan Cathedral (Duomo)
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South side of the piazza (Palazz…
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North side of the piazza (the arc…
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