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Milan L'รจ on grand Milan.Milan is a big Milan,ancient national saying

19 December 2014

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS 2014 pt.5

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS on VIA DELLA SPIGA one of the most high end luxury way in the city with many famous brand shop.Sadly the lights are always the miserables for years.

14 December 2014

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS 2014 pt.4

Christmas LED WHITE LIGHTS along the way i dont like at all,to much cold,compared to the old light bulb.

12 December 2014

SPIRAL OF TIME HILL

The Spiral of Time Hill,overlooking Renato Serra avenue in the part of the city called PORTELLO where once upon a time there was the ALFA ROMEO production plant.Today the area is on redevelopment,with new residentials units business offices,a new garden,a little lake and park green areas.This hill was made recently,at the top there is sculpture of DNA.

07 December 2014

PRIMA DELLA SCALA

PRIMA DELLA SCALA(the opening opera of the season).Always on Dec. the 7th,the day of Aurelius Ambrosius now SAINT AMBROSE bishop of Milan(340-397 a.d.)and patron of the city.Always local holiday only in Milan and not in the rest of the nation.This year is the turn of FIDELIO opera performance by LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN(1770-1827).Traditionally heads of states,prime ministers,tycoons are in the city to see the opera.

03 December 2014

THE PANETTONE

THE PANETTONE,traditional Christmas bread-like cake of Milan was born and made in the city since 1400 or before,called in local language(PANETOUN,PANETUN,PAN DEL TONI,PAN DEL TON as cake of luxury).Usually enjoyed and eaten only during Christmas period and new year's eve.Is 100% one of the symbol of  milan along with THE DUOMO,the city is not only called the LITTLE BEAUTIFUL MADONNA AREA but even THE PANETTONE'S city.It has a typical dome shape with short and large extended round shape from the base.It takes several days to made this astonishing delicacy,the original ingredients are:white flavour,butter,caster sugar,raisin added dry and not soaked(very important),bread yeast,orange pieces,cedar for bakery,eggs,salt.The word Panettone derives from the italian word "panetto"(small loaf cake).Do you want to know who invented this culinary masterpiece state of art?simply.Every 100% milanese descendant for sure reply you UGHETTO ATELLANI a falconer form a noble family,in love with Algisa,the daughter of a poor baker named Toni.To help her,the nobleman disguised himself as a baker and invented this cake.The Duke of Milan LUDOVICO IL MORO(1452-1508)agreed to the marriage wich was held in the presence of LEONARDO DA VINCI encouraged the launch of the new bread like cake.If you are in the city dont forget to visit CASA ATELLANI(corso magenta 65-67),dont ask for a PANETTONE SLICE if is not Christmas period,impossible to find it.Dont forget to enjoy THE PAN DEL TONI warm and not hot to feel the cool smell.Is tradition to preserve a slice of the cake for SAINT BLASE(feb. the 3rd)to be eat fasting.If you want to made a Panettone by yourself dont forget is not simply,you'll must be a real MASTERCHEF.

01 December 2014

PONTE DELLA BUSSA

PONTE DELLA BUSSA over PORTA GARIBALDI RAILWAY STATION in the part of the city called ISOLA in the north part of the city.From onr part you can see the old part of the urban contest on the other part you can see part of the NEW MILANO SKYLINE of PORTA NUOVA and part of  CENTRO DIREZIONALE.

30 November 2014

SAN MAURIZIO AL MONASTERO MAGGIORE

SAN MAURIZIO AL MONASTERO MAGGIORE CHURCH(1503-1518).Here you can see the "Christ to the column" with ST. CATHERINE and FRANCESCO BESOZZI on the left and ST. STEPHEN on the right.It was made by BERNARDINO LUINI.On the top you can see the ecounter of MARY and ST. JOHN and ST. PETER'S denial.

28 November 2014

NAVIGLIO MARTESANA

Night at the NAVIGLIO MARTESANA(1460)one of the most photogenetic subject of the city.Also called the Small Naviglio compared to the NAVIGLIO GRANDE.

25 November 2014

SAN SIRO RACECOURSE

Opened in 1888 SAN SIRO RACECOURSE by the architect GIULIO VALERIO it was soon to small to accomodate all spectators during race days.In 1920 under the project of PAOLO VIETTI VIOLI a new part was added to accomodate more than 20.000 spectators.Inside there are 4 race tracks,the straight,the oval,the hurdle jumping,the steeple chase.Visit the liberty style historical racetrack is an unforgettable experience.The track it's considered by expert for jockeys and horses one of the most difficult worldwide always hard,wide and large,and unlimited even for the most winner bloodstock race horses.The eminent races normally during year are:ITALIAN OAKS,MILANO GRAND PRIX,THE JOCKEY CLUB,and THE GRAN CRITERIUM.

22 November 2014

NEEDLE,THREAD AND KNOT

This pubblic art work NEEDLE,THREAD AND KNOT(2000) was commissioned by the city of Milan to CLAES OLDENBURG and COOSJE VAN BRUGGEN.The knot is place in the middle of the fountain in the middle of the square while the needle on the footpath in front of the NORTHERN RAILWAY STAATION.It's a tribute to Milan's influence in the fashion industry and to the diligence,industriuouness of the city.The red,green and yellow recall the colors of the MILAN METRO.

18 November 2014

THE DAY AFTER SEVESO OVERFLOW





Some pics around the area striked by SEVESO OVERFLOW(since 1951),we begin to bretahe carcinogen dust?

16 November 2014

ANOTHER SEVESO SHOW





Yesterday in milan we have the last SEVESO RIVER show,since the 50's the problem is unsolved in town thanks to people everytime went to vote.Once water is retreat it let on the way carcinogen dust everybody can breathe.Without count factorys failures,houses destroyed ,car trashed,electricity broken,milions'euros damages everytime.

14 November 2014

FIERA MILANO

The new arcitecture of the new FIERA MILANO(2005) located just at border of the city with Rho and closer to the highways,built to replace the old FIERA MILANO CITY(1906).

12 November 2014

LEONARDO'S HORSE

LEONARDO'S HORSE(biggest horse sculpture worldwide) commissioned by Duke of Milan LUDOVICO IL MORO in 1482 not finished until 1997 thanks to a privante financing from the American CHARLES DENT,placed inside the HISTORICAL CITY RACETRACK from 1888.

09 November 2014

PORTA NUOVA

PORTA NUOVA (new gate 1810-1813),the part of the city around take the name form this door,is the northern gate in Milan.Made as NEOCLASSICAL TRIUMPHAL ARCH with CORINTHIAN influence with two DORIC guard houses.Built with friable sandstone its decayed overtime.

05 November 2014

THE ROCCHETTA

The Rocchetta(1385-1402) it's porticoed courtyard,which is the most tightly safe and fortified part of the SFORZESCO CASTLE a little fortress inside the castle.Made by some famous artists as BRAMANTE,BRAMANTINO,FILARETE,FERRINI.Is overlooked by BONA DI SAVOIA tower also known as Bona's tower(1477) and the other as Treasure Tower where it was guarded the duckys gold,ducats.