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Old October 11th, 2013, 11:27 PM   #761
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Some images from the western part of the city, the xx century Sant'Elena, with its very whimsical interiors are a modern synthesis of baroque and bizantyne elements...very original I have to admit:







And now let's go to Trenno park, where a chapel and a cemetery remember the birtish soldiers that lost their lives in the WWII:



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Old October 16th, 2013, 11:51 AM   #762
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Sant'Ambrogio basilica with very delicate light at the dusk, picture found through Milanodavedere Facebook page, author Antonella Bonora:

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Old October 16th, 2013, 12:35 PM   #763
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Old October 16th, 2013, 01:53 PM   #764
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Thank you! Yes it's very ancient and very lovely. Inside you'll find the Sant'Aquilino chapel still conserving mosaics from the IV century...but the chapel itself is said to be built before the 313 a.C., so it is one of the first christian churches of the world!
A jewel and a pride for Europe!



Picture by Giovanni Dall'Orto, took from wikicommons

And now let's move to the cathedral, with its beautiful portals. The central one, created in 1906 by Ludovico Pogliaghi, the "Porta di Maria", the "Gate of Mary":



From the webpage dedicated to the artist, www.lodovicopogliaghi.it

And a side one, created in 1965 by Luciano Minguzzi:



from the official twitter page of the Duomo of Milan.
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Old October 20th, 2013, 01:11 PM   #765
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Today is celebration day for Milan borough of Baggio, a very ancient town that was incorporated in the city in the early XX century. Here we can find the old church of Baggio, dedicated to Sant'Anselmo. The original church is from X century, but what you see righ now is how it has been rebuilt in the mid of XIX century:









The famous organ, once only painted in the walls, from which originates the fun motto very widespread in the Milanese area "va a bagg a sona el orghen", "go to Baggio to play the organ"...meaning "hey! You're really worthless!"





the nave seen from the organ:





the most important part of the old church, the bell tower, built in IX century using IV century materials, and (according to my opinion) what it really seems an ancient roman basement:





the belfry seems pretty much the tower of bishop Anspertus in the Santa Maria presso San Satiro church near the Duomo.
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Old October 29th, 2013, 03:51 AM   #766
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Sant'Ambrogio basilica: the triumph of the Romanesque architecture.

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Old November 2nd, 2013, 09:51 PM   #767
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Two bramantesque renaissance architecture from my own instagram profile:

Santa Maria alle Grazie:



and the beautiful rotunda of Santa Maria presso San Satiro:

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Some other images from my instagram profile, this time about the Monumental Cemetery of Milan, considered by some to be the most beautiful cemetery in Europe.
Today is defunct day for christian culture, just a way to remember those who are no longer with us, but whose lives lead us to have so much beauty, humanity and art to contemplate:

The Famedio, the main chapel, where the musician Giuseppe Verdi was buried:











autumn colours:



the monumental alleway:

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Old November 2nd, 2013, 10:02 PM   #769
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Some other images from the Monumental cemetery, pictures always by me:













Israelitic cemetery, really fascinating:



the Famedio (from the latin words fama aedis):





Little churches from every style:








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Other images...there are just so many gorgeous chapel and little churches from every revival style, from byzantine to renaissance, from romanesque to baroque, from art deco to liberty...from greek to egyptian, from roman to babilon...an amazing blend all made up of luxorious marbles...





a giant, 1:1 scale Last Supper inspired to the one in Santa Maria alle Grazie by Leonado da Vinci...awesome!











...that's all for now folks!
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Old November 2nd, 2013, 10:57 PM   #771
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The extremely elegant lombard gothic belfry of the church of San Gottardo in Corte.
The church it used to be the chapel of the royal palace. The church and the gorgeous belfry was built between 1330 and 1336, and still stands as beautiful icons of the very city center. The belfry is visible from many parts of the Piazza del Duomo, and it has been nicknamed "the bell tower of the Duomo", beacause the cathedral never had an actual one.



after seven centuries the beauty of this beautiful, beautiful belfry is still intact. It is considered to be the most beautiful bell tower in Milan.
Picture by Antimo Labagnara.
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Another image of San Gottardo in Corte Belfry:



Image by Giovanni Dall'Orto
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San Martino in Magenta basilica, Mannerist revival style:



More in details the quality of the carvings and the artworks:

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Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, a wet image from this warm autumn, picture by me:



the beautiful and warm interiors:



San Gottardo in Corte bell tower, XIV century:



The Sant Gottardo in Corte bell tower seen from the courtyard of the Palazzo Reale, the royal palace of Milan:



All pictures by me.

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Some images from Monza, a city some 15 km north of Milan that has some interesting monuments, like the neoclassical Villa Reale royal palace from the Pollack, the royal park and the cathedral of San Giovanni, built in gothic style. Let's see some image:

The cathedral of San Giovanni:



Detail of the very beautiful carved facade, show some similariety with the Duomo cathedral of Milan:





















The nice cloisters of San Pietro Martire:



Santa Maria al Carrobiolo, very beautiful:



(this pictures was taken from wikipedia commons from user Markusmark)

the very beautiful and rich baroque interiors:









And Santa Maria in Strada, with its nice decoratios in carved brickworks:



All pictures taken by me.

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Some image of one of the most beautiful cloisters in Milan area, the Santa Maria all'Annunciata in Abbiategrasso, built in late gothic style in XIV century. Look at them, the harmony, the grace, the light, the purity of lines...these are really delightful.
This cloisters really match the idea of heavens to me:









All pictures taken by me.

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Some images of San Vittore al Corpo basilica:



by Matteo D.



By Ant C.



By Giuseppe D.



By Eleonora M.



By Siro M.



By Giorgio D.



By 4terry R.

All pictures found on foursquare.com
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A distorched but original view of the harmony of the interiors of Sant'Ambrogio basilica, in a picture by foursquare.com user Anderson S.:



Another beautiful image of the main nave:



From the website www.piriandraggio.altervista.org
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Some other images found online of this marvellous basilica of Sant'Ambrogio.

Majesty in this panoramio picture by Roberto Tomei:



picture by panoramio user Fadanà:



Blue skyes above the porch in this picture by Monsagrati Fabrizio:



the interior, by Panoramio user Quagliodromo



Picture by Panoramio user Jose Luis Ogea:



The paleochristian mosaics and the golden altar, picture by panoramio user djn_studios:

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Sant'Ambrogio basilica with very delicate light at the dusk, picture found through Milanodavedere Facebook page, author Antonella Bonora:

Exquisitely beautiful - both delicate and strong.
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