Weekend in Milan
Here are photos I took while
visiting Milan in Early October. I was fascinated as always by the
streets and alley ways so you'll get to see a fair few pictures of
them. The other thing you'll notice was that it's pretty wet.
In fact, it was torrential nearly the whole weekend. Enjoy
The Duomo in the Piazza del
Duomo. The Duomo is the world's fourth largest church and was built
in the gothic style in the late 14th Century.
The Galleria Vittorio
Emanuele II on the left side of the Piazza del Duomo. The whole
building is shaped like a cross very spectacular inside. Leads through
to the Piazza della Scala and a monument dedicated to Leonardo Di
Glass ceiling in the centre
of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.
Possibly Via Monte Napleone. Shops around this area were
amazing. All the top names were there. I was dressed completely
inappropriately for shopping - basically looking like a backpacker despite
the gold cards in the wallet. If you are not dressed the part, they
really look down on you.
Fashion District. Very
pretty area but a really bad day for shopping. The rain destroyed my
paper based shopping bags. Still a nice street scene though.
Same street as above but from
Street leading up to
Streets are all cobble
stoned. Quite amazing to see if you are not use to it.
The impressive Stazione
Centrale - a classic building of the Fascist era. Built during
Mussolini's reign and typical of the grand style of the guy.
Inside Stazione Centrale.
Looks like a zeppelin hanger.
Murals adorn the inside of
the Stazione Centrale as well as grand decorations of eagles and other
delusions of Fascist grandeur. This is the ticket office.
Streets of Milan.
A palazzo on Corso Buenos
Piazza del Duomo
Back streets of Milan
The Duomo at night. The
weather was absolutely miserable. I have never been so depressed
doing sight seeing as I was in Milan. Great city but a shit weekend
to visit it.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Back street of Milan. I
love the look of the wet streets. Well, I had to keep myself enthused
somehow despite the shitty weather.
Castello Sforzesco - a 15th
century fortress. Some of it's defences were designed by Leonardo Di
Vinci. Today, it's a museum housing sculptures, paintings and various other
Castello Sforzesco - main
entrance. Design reminds me of the entrance to Auschwitz for some
Castello Sforzesco - fountain
out the fron of the main entrance
Courtyard in Castello
Castello Sforzesco courtyard.