Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Milan Architecture - WOW

For years now I have been put off visiting Milan as people always refer to it as an industrialised city that's not very interesting apart from the shops. WELL let me say they were wrong. OK so it's full of Fashion Stores, furniture is a rarity, but the Architecture is stunning.
Almost every corner we walked around had an architectural surprise. Take a look at these images for an idea of its beauty.
milan cathedral
The Cathedral is pure white with mind boggling detail everywhere. It's like a giant wedding cake.
milan architecture
This was the entrance to the Railway Station still decorated for Christmas. Just look at that Winged Horse.
milan architecture
A typical Apartment Block in the city.
milan architecture
I have no idea what this was apart from looking like an enormous Fort. No signs or clues at all.


rochambeau said...

Dear Di,
I'm trying this again!!
Welcome Home!! We missed you, but KNEW you would bring back the visual "goods" with you! The photos of the architecture and sky are pristine and beautiful. Can't wait to see what else you have below.

kstyle said...

I would really love to go their someday. How fun to NOT have to cross the Atlantic ocean to visit such places. k

paris parfait said...

I have a friend from Milan who moved to Paris, as she considers Milan "dull." But don't we always look at our hometown like that? Sounds like you had a fabulous trip. xo

au poussin bleu said...

Thank you ever so much to show us Milan, really love the architecture.....and the style looks Bellissimo. Ciao bella Di

ParisBreakfasts said...

Milan IS a knockout!
Lots of treasures there...
Lucky you!

Inspired Tokens said...

How exquisite to visit Milan! Wonderful photos. Welcome home, can't wait to see what else you will share with us.

Joy said...

Okay, that cathedral looks like heaven to me... literally.
What an amazing trip you must have had! Great photos - so jealous. :)
Welcome home!

Ulla said...

Its so fun to see Milan through your eyes!

designdna said...

WOW Di!! and i love the frozen orange photo on the earlier post. i'm so glad you enjoyed your trip

simonttx said...

Last photo is Castello Sforzesco. Sforzesco Castello. You can read about it here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castello_Sforzesco

I'm from Milan and I'm very proud of what you wrote. Thank you.