In the heart of Milan, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II forms a remarkable architectural ensemble of the nineteenth century. Crossing point frequented by the Milanese as much as tourists, it connects Piazza Duomo with Piazza della Scala.
On the ground, several patches of mosaic, all different, including this one, at the center of the gallery, under "the octagon", the central vault. It shows the escutcheon of the Savoy family, to which belonged Vittorio Emanuele II.
Nearby, a crowd of tourists around another mosaic draws attention. This is a mosaic of a bull, symbol of the city of Turin, seat of the Savoy family. Legend says that if one wants to return to Milan, he must make three turns on itself, the heel on the attributes of the bull.
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chrisvek (6997) 2012-04-18 16:03
Very good shoot of a perfect Point of view.Very nice colors with superb details.Also great framing.Well done.TFS
Have a nice day,
JFS (32457) 2012-04-18 23:10
J'aime bien ta belle perspective de ces galleries, le sol mérite un premier plan! bon travail!
SnapRJW (27198) 2012-04-18 23:29
Hello Delphine - What an expensive and elegant gallery, I think the shops located here reflect the sumptuousness of the architecture and design - nothing but the best! The floor is sensational and your framing and composition reveals excellent detail. I like the fact that the shot has people going about their daily lives, they add a relaxed feel to the very smart location. Warm regards Rosemary
sacavem (18608) 2012-04-19 14:46
I remember this beautiful place, well framed from this pov, great architecture.
see: http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Europe/Italy/Lombardia/Milan/Milano/photo1273212.htm - and Ws- http://www.trekearth.com/workshops/1273212/photo183980.htm
SWEETFREEDOM (20840) 2012-04-22 0:09
i walked a thousand times in this gallery but never seen from this p.o.v. you did a great job i like the floor in fg light management and colors.
sacimar (25971) 2012-05-03 9:02
esta es una buena imagen de este lugar, me gusta como te has centrado en el bonito suelo para la composicion, me parece una buena idea,
jemaflor (77550) 2012-05-03 11:56
Un sol superbe que tu as parfaitement mis en valeur avec ta vue, bonne netteté et jolie brillance, cadrage bien pensé.
- Copyright: Delphine Digeon (tatadalou) (4621)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-08-21
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S5IS
- Exposure: f/2.7, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Bergame, Milan et les grands lacs
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-18 15:20