4/10/09

Milan's Duomo


I took a breathtaking walk on the roof of the Duomo in Milan. I've been on top of St. Peter's Basilica but this was even more magnificent. It was one of the coolest things I've seen. I couldn't believe how many statues and spires overlook the city. If you were on the ground looking up you wouldn't be able to see these amazing statues.







Mark Twain, a fan of the Duomo said: "What a wonder it is! So grand, so solemn, so vast! And yet so delicate, so airy, so graceful!

They say that the cathedral of Milan is second only to St. Peter's at Rome. I cannot understand how it can be second to anything made by human hands".

6 comments:

dutchbaby said...

That's it, the Milan duomo is going on my bucket list!

Fantastic photos - thanks for sharing!

Postcards and Coasters said...

Dutch baby,

It belongs on your bucket list!

Milan isn't my favorite city but the Duomo made it worth a stop. Just don't drive in Milan.. that was a nightmare!

Another place that should be on everyone's bucket list is LAKE COMO, a quick train ride from Milan!

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

I love the Duomo. I was in Milan when I was 16 for a summer and it amazed me every time we even walked past it to get somewhere else.

Karla said...

Wow that is truly amazing. I would've never have known that was even there. Thanks for sharing.

Susie of Arabia said...

Love your blog! Great pics and commentary... BTW, I grew up in AZ and my bro flies for AA.