Milan Cathedral (Italian: Duomo di Milano; Lombard: Domm de Milan) is the cathedral church of Milan, Italy. Dedicated to Santa Maria Nascente (Saint Mary Nascent), it is the seat of the Archbishop of Milan, currently Cardinal Angelo Scola.
The Gothic cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete. It is the fifth largest cathedral in the world and the largest in the Italian state territory.
Milan's layout, with streets either radiating from the Duomo or circling it, reveals that the Duomo occupies what was the most central site in Roman Mediolanum, that of the public basilica facing the forum. Saint Ambrose's 'New Basilica' was built on this site at the beginning of the 5th century, with an adjoining basilica added in 836. The old baptistery (Battistero Paleocristiano, constructed in 335) still can be visited under the existing Milan Cathedral, it is one of the oldest Christian buildings in Europe. When a fire damaged the cathedral and basilica in 1075, they were later rebuilt as the Duomo.
Above courtesy of Wikipedia.
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Royaldevon (42649) 2014-05-05 1:16
Good Morning Stephen,
I have seen 3 Italian Duomos and find their decoration and majesty utterly awe inspiring. Your capture of the Duomo di Milan captures that mood perfectly.
What is also pleasing is the busy nature of the environment. The buildings are never isolated and remote, they are always at the centre of the community
A delightfully detailed and honest capture.
Have a lovely day,
williewhistler (16432) 2014-05-05 2:45
you have done ever so well to fill the frame with all the glorious architectural features of this most attractive Cathedral.
The hustle and bustle of the people in the square is also well captured in a most pleasing and attractive light
timecapturer (49288) 2014-05-05 3:13
a stunning shot of this amazing Gothic façade. Really like the light and human interaction here that makes the imposing presence of this glorious cathedral all the more palpable and impressive.
Have a good week - B.
macjake (71791) 2014-05-05 4:33
pretty stunning piece of architecture isn't it!
I could only imagine how large it is in real life, its looking rather large here!
Wonder how easy it is to spot in the city? can you see it from miles away, does it stand out that much?
really appreciate that you didn't cut off any of the feet along the bottom of the frame :)
Sergiom (87323) 2014-05-05 5:46
Une des plus belles cathédrale du monde. De la vraie dentelle qui se découpe dans un ciel parfait. Et quelle belle foule sur la place. Maintenant, il ne te reste qu'à grimper au sommet.
Silvio1953 (151783) 2014-05-05 6:18
Ciao Stephen, great view of famous cathedral, fantastic warm light, lovely composition with a lot of people, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Nicou (149934) 2014-05-05 6:53
quelel emrveille cet édifice sueprbe quelle architecture sueprbe et ce ciel bleu clair fantastique iamge avec la belle place et les personnages.
Bravo et amitié
Romano46 (18472) 2014-05-05 9:56
un duomo ripreso frontalmente, ricco di dettagli ed illuminato da una luce bella ed evanescente.
Oltretutto un duomo dopo il restauro che lo ha nascosto parzialmente per interi anni e quinti nella sua totale spettacolarità.
Una foto molto bella, dal contrasto, dai colori e dalla luce perfette.
Ciao e buon inizio di settimana
siudzi (34141) 2014-05-05 11:41
I've never been in Milan but this is one of the cities I really would love to visit till end of this year.
This impressive cathedral is a fantastic landmark of the town and a spectacular example of Gothic architecture. Well seen and captured under a lovely warm light. TFS!
Fis2 (105284) 2014-05-05 14:24
Beautiful facade, beautiful cathedral.
Good frame and colors.
Person add savor of composition.
I enjoyed your trip to Budapest :)
carlo62 (54220) 2014-05-05 15:43
i restauri hanno ringiovanito il Duomo e adesso si presenta più bello che mai.
Bello scatto, la facciata è presa direttamente, mentre intorno c'è sempre il solito movimento di persone.
Un'immagine classica che gode di un'ottima luce.
pierrefonds (70537) 2014-05-05 17:31
Tu as bien capturé l'activité quotidienne sur la place en face de la cathédrale. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'architecture de la cathédrale de Milan. La bonne luminosité valorise les couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.
imageme (1790) 2014-05-05 17:55
Hi Stephen, Amazing capture of this church with great perspective and light. The façade of this church is well defined with its texture and carvings. The people in the square are adding life to the composition. Awesome hue of the sky and it gives great colour contrasts to the frame. Thank for sharing
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-05-05 22:18
A fine Cathedral in Milan, splendid stone work, looks recently cleaned.
Super Pov, and viewing all the people around, busy place.
See you were blessed with some nice weather while on your break.
We have been away at our daughters in London very hot 19c.
Rain here today in Suffolk, forecast all week, bliss.
Apurba20 (984) 2014-05-05 23:06
This is impressive. Wonderful architecture, better colors.
Wonderful POV. Marvellous.
PS: I am here after almost a month away from TE (for unavoidable reasons), am glad to see your photos again.
emka (105686) 2014-05-05 23:18
superb view of the Duomo in early afternoon. I like this pale blue sky behind marvelous facade. Nice to see so many people there enjoying this view.
WArm regrads MAlgo
ikeharel (77361) 2014-05-06 6:25
This large piazza in front of the Duomo, is always crowded with tourists, and they do give a vibrant tension to the place. Well managed the whole edifice under golden light, while the flat square is shaded.
Fine details shown, roof-top turrets are an amazing archi.-design, have you climbed up there?
My best regards,
rogerl (1632) 2014-05-06 6:54
Stephen, I love the light apparently falling only on the Duomo itself, against a lovely sky. The architectural detail in this cathedral is pretty stunning. Great street scene as well; clearly this is an important public place in Milan. Thanks.
Cricri (124954) 2014-05-06 10:32
Une architecture en dentelle, merveilleuse présentation, un endroit ou il y a foule , les pigeons ne sont même plus effrayer :-)
Giustiniani (3632) 2014-05-06 15:02
une belle mise en valeur de cette superbe cathédrale. Un beau rendu de la couleur et de la finesse de cette belle architecture Sur un ciel magnifique.
amaryllis (37039) 2014-05-07 23:56
Depuis le temps que je dois aller à MIlan, cette cathédrale est vraiment superbe, une architecture plus que remarquable,des détails impressionnants, et toujours beaucoup de touristes.
Un site à ne pas manquer de voir en effet
Merci de ce partage et bonne journée
Didi (60590) 2014-05-14 9:40
This is the best view on this architecture comparing to a more recent post
Very rich details on this original cathedral
omid266 (6750) 2015-03-30 20:29
Wonderful post in your archives, here from the very famous Cathedral,
Excellent POV, Colours, quality and Thanks!
Periko (6180) 2016-02-10 20:37
Beautiful and famous cathedral. I like that facade with its magnificent filigree and nice color. Even being gothic its facade is unique.
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (105645)
- Genre: Places
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- Date Taken: 2014-04-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
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- Date Submitted: 2014-05-05 0:09