Thursday, 30 July 2015

Milan's Mighty Duomo

Rome may be the cradle of Catholicism, but if you want to see the biggest cathedral in Italy, head to Milan and gaze at the Duomo. No wonder the Gothic extravaganza took almost 600 years to complete. Rome wasn't built in a day and Milan's Duomo wasn't built in a century.

Dripping Gothic style.


The severe interior.


Details, endless decoration on the exterior and tile work inside.

Vertical elements to make you meek in front of God.


Stained glass and a view of the back of the Duomo.

One more impression.



Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Firing Up The 2015 Milan Expo

What's a little globalization, food sustainability and rioting among friends? For radical (sane?) Italians, a little demonstration of civil unrest was the plan, coinciding with the opening of the Milan Expo. The theme of the expo is Feeding The Planet. The theme of the protests was Fire and Brimstone.

Damage, the day after.


Expressing distaste, both for the rich and their high heels.

Burned out car and building.


The jaded press, on the scene and bored. Another gut job.

Moving on, time to get to fixing.