Piazza del Duomo ("Cathedral Square") is the main piazza (city square) of Milan, Italy. It is named after, and dominated by, the Milan Cathedral (the Duomo). The piazza marks the centre of the city, both in a geographic sense and because of its importance from an artistic, cultural, and social point of view. Rectangular in shape, with an overall area of 17,000 square metres (about 183,000 square feet), the piazza includes some of the most important buildings of Milan, as well some of the city's most prestigious commercial activities It is undoubtedly the foremost tourist attraction of the city and is crowded day and night.
While the piazza was originally created in the 14th century and has been gradually developing ever since (along with the Duomo, that took about six centuries to complete), its overall plan, in its current form, is largely due to architect Giuseppe Mengoni, and dates back to the second half of the 19th century. The monumental buildings that mark its sides, with the main exception of the Duomo itself and the Royal Palace, were introduced by Mengoni's design; the most notable of which is the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II arcade.
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Nicou (120410) 2014-05-13 0:59
quelle vue de cette place sueprbe avec tous ces personnage cette animation et la belle statue qui trône au milieu sueprbe compo.
Bravo et amitié
timecapturer (48012) 2014-05-13 2:42
I have never been to Milan and this shot gives me such a great idea of the cathedral's setting, and the beauty of the square it graces. Strong light which you have managed well, obviously a popular and magical place to be.
Regards - B.
jurek1951 (42098) 2014-05-13 3:44
what a beautiful view...this is a superb photo of this picturesque place, great POV and details, the sky is nice,
jhm (138230) 2014-05-13 4:05
A lovely panoramic view of these "Cathedral Square".
But the wall of the cathedral and it statue are the real eye catchers of these wonderful picture.
These picture is of great quality as well as composition, also technical perfect.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
A nice composition, lovely presentation
Very well done, TFS
RhodieIke (11740) 2014-05-13 4:23
The Cathedral looks even better in its Square setting, great to see every day life scene here in Piazza del Duomo.
Wonderful, well managed especially the light looks strong.
Rain yesterday lots of it, and today forecast for later typical, on a Kayaking course tonight.
Sergiom (58686) 2014-05-13 4:39
Il n'a pas fait que pleuvoir lors de ton séjour à Milan. La lumière est forte surtout lorsque l'on s'essaie à contre jour. La cathédrale semble faite de dentelle.
Giustiniani (3340) 2014-05-13 5:54
un très bon choix du POV. Une très belle composition sous une très belle lumière.
Fis2 (84580) 2014-05-13 6:43
Wonderful cathedral and monument.
I like POV and composition.
photographer_sg (3787) 2014-05-13 9:29
perfect framing with lovely dof in this picture. The row of buildings at the left leads us our eyes naturally from the statue to the spectacular building. The light is superbly managed and the people in the frame add lots of life and colour variety.
Thanks for sharing this beautiful picture.
Have a great new day.
siudzi (33071) 2014-05-13 13:44
Another great capture of this spectacular architecture. Your POV works well to show us this amazing square from a well selected angle. Bright lighting makes the scene unique and charming. Very well done!
Silvio1953 (120608) 2014-05-13 13:46
Ciao Stephen, great view of fantastic architecture, lovely composition with a lot of people, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
carlo62 (31414) 2014-05-13 15:34
una piazza Duomo ripresa in tutta la sua bellezza, non manca niente, statua, galleria, Duomo e ....gente.
Non sarebbe la stessa piazza senza il viavai di tutte queste persone.
pierrefonds (56462) 2014-05-13 18:11
La présence des gens ajoute de la vie à la scène et a aussi un effet d'échelle de grandeur. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs des immeubles. Une bonne gestion de la lumière intense qui nuit légèrement au rendu des couleurs. Bonne soirée.
npecanhuk (64240) 2014-05-13 21:08
It's so real and lively... I really like it!
Sharpness, management of difficult light, colors, chosen pov and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
mirosu (13340) 2014-05-13 21:59
Superb view over the Piaza del Duomo to beautiful famous Cathedral of Milan. Excellent arrangement with the entrance to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II on the left, Vittorio Emanuele II statue in the middle and the cathedral in BG. The people around add nice life to the scene.
Very well done.
fabbs99 (16163) 2014-05-13 23:53
Great shot of the colorful image of the cathedral square.Very well done,TFS.
Cricri (105303) 2014-05-14 10:57
Une place riche en architectures, une forte lumière bien gérée qui permet d'en apprécier les moindres détails, une grande place bondée de monde, beaucoup de choses a voir dans cette jolie présentation
Passer une belle soirée
kwekwekan (1022) 2014-05-16 7:25
You have chosen a great angle to present this famous cathedral. There is a beautiful diagonal line leading the eye from the bottom left corner of the picture into the heart of the cathedral - you also have a nice contrasting shadow that runs perpendicularly to the image. Well thought out and executed, topped off with beautiful sunny weather.
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (82547)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-12 23:55