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

04 August 2015

01 August 2015

CITYLIFE

A capture from CITYLIFE to renew the historic neighborhood of FIERA MILANO,the last disaster made in the city.By ARATA ISOZAKI,DANIEL LIBESKIND,ZAHA HADID,ANDREA MAFFEI.In the pic from the last winter ISOZAKI TOWER on the left and HADID RESIDENCES.

27 July 2015

IN MEMORY OF

July,27th,1993 in memory of who was dead by an attack in the city downtown along VIA PALESTRO causes damns to the PAC(contemporary art pavilion),and at the ROYAL VILLA(1790-1796).

24 July 2015

THE ABBADESSE

SAINT CHARLES  and VITALIS at the ABBESSES(1722).Normally known as  "the Abbesses" because in front of the old ABBESSES FARMHOUSE.Normally outside tourists'routes.

19 July 2015

MODERN ART

What is it?it's MODERN ART along the way.Is not the usual art masterpieces usally we see in the city.If this is art everybody can be be an artist,very different from who's is recognized by masses as ARTISTS.Many times i read the opera's title but i totally forget it.While i see only one time the LAST SUPPER in  Milan by LEONARDO DA VINCI and i remember for the rest.It's only art for who have money to buy it.

17 July 2015

VALUE FOR NOTHING

BOSCO VERTICALE(2009-2014),INTERNATIONAL HIGHRISE AWARD for 2014,fucked the city skyline forever.It's simply another modern abort a modern city do without,some people have nothing better to do in life..

13 July 2015

CARABINIERI

13,July 1814,ARMA DEI CARABINIERI was created by VICTOR EMMANUEL I of SAVOY.It was the only military and civil police in Italy.It's common to see a monument like thisin Milan placed on central square of the main and secondary city in the nation dedicated to them,they've a flame as symbol and the corp's motto is:"FAITHFUL THROUGHOUT THE CENTURIES".

10 July 2015

PIRELLI TOWER

PIRELLI TOWER(1956-1960).Built where once upon a time there was the first worldwide PIRELLI production plant before the new BICOCCA plant was opened.Rtaed the most elegant building in the world.It was for years the highest tower in Italy(33rd floor)and in Europe from 1958 to 1966.Commissioned by ALBERTO PIRELLI to architect GIO PONTI.It' the inspiration for many tower around the world even nowdays,one for all the METLIFE(before PAN AM) building in NEW YORK.

07 July 2015

ITALIAN PAVILION






ITALIAN PAVILION at EXPO 2015.One of the six art pices exposed from time to time is THE DEMETRA (HORA) made by marble from I century a.c.

03 July 2015

WIDE HORIZONS

A typical view,during clear days due to the flat  unlimited land surrounded the city is possible to see the horizon hundreds kilometers far from the whole ALPS chain to the APPENNINES.In the pic the staten border between Italy and Switzerland with view on the MONTE ROSA on the left.On the right large part of  MISCHABEL swiss/italian group in the VALAIS,higher mountain in switzerland is clearly visible THE DOM (4,545mt-14,911ft).On the left the second higher mountain of the ALPS,the DUFORSPITZE (4,634mt-15,203).

27 June 2015

PIAZZA SAN FEDELE

Piazza San Fedele back to PALAZZO MARINO(1557-1563)today the cityhall and in front of SAN FEDELE CHURC.Why the statue of the famous Italian poet ALESSANDRO MANZONI(1785-1873) from the BETROTHED was here?Simply.He fell on 6 January 1873 due to the icing stairs from the church,hitting his head.Died after six month on May 22nd 1873,due to a complication of the fall.

24 June 2015

ALFA ROMEO 1900 C52




June 24th,1910 ALFA(Anonymous Lombard Factory Atuomaker)was founded in Milan.here's one of the many dreaming and inovative cars produced by Milanese manufacturer,ALFA ROMEO FLYING SAUCER also as 1900 C52 form 1952 to 1953 in the spider version in collaboration with the famous Milanese coachbuilder TOURING.In August 1915 the company was bought by neapolitan engineer NICOLA ROMEO,so the second word was added to the brand.ALFA ROMEO is one of the most winning race car manufacturer ever(first Formula 1 world champion in 1950 with NINO FARINA).The automaker is famous not only to made unforgettable high end dreaming limited expensive cars.Is the first to intoruduce on a "normal" road cars innovation technology from his racing experience adopted today by others big players automakers.Some example,ALFA ROMEO first to introduce TWIN SPARK,TWIN CAM,FUEL INJECTION,50%-50% weight distribution,COMMON RAIL DIESEL ENGINE,AUTOMATED ROBOTIC SHIFT on the steering wheel and many others to long the list.When ALFA ROMEO won worlwide races and was just a legend others famous automakers as FERRARI,PORSCHE,LAMBORGHINI,CHEVROLET,LOTUS,MCLAREN was not yet founded,so if i've to take the copy,i'll get for the original.Today the new brand museum was opened in the city,you can see all the cars made by the brand,archives,history,dont forget to visit if you're in Milan.

22 June 2015

MEDIOLANUM

One of the supposed legends to origin of the city name is the emblem of Milan.THE HALF BOAR FEMALE.One located inside PALAZZO MARINO and the other on PALAZZO DELLA RAGIONE arch.Legend by latin LIVY,in the 6th century BC Celtic king AMBICATUS OR AMBIGATUS sent his two parents round to colonize new lands.One of the parents,BELLOVESUS had a vision,a female boar with a long haired fur.The CELTS considered the female boar a sacred animal,not a noble beast as the wolf,lion,eagle.The CELTS interpreted the vision as good auspicius to found a new city.They naming the city probably Medhe-lan,in GAELIC middle land.Later evovled into latin MEDIOLANUM(half woolen).

18 June 2015

SANTA MARIA ALLE GRAZIE

Santa Maria alle Grazie(HOLY MARY OF GRACE)1463-1497 by archistars DONATO BRAMANTE and GUINIFORTE SOLARI view from the cloister.In the refectory you can admire the LEONARDO DA VINCI masterpiece THE LAST SUPPER(1494-1499).

16 June 2015

POLAND IN MILAN






The POLISH PAVILION for EXPO 2015,made by wooden apple box.It's an extraordinary set of factors,arts,agriculture,science and innovation technology as you can see form the pics.You can admire the new satellite ready to be launched to explore brighter and hottest stars than the sun.A magic garden seems unlimited,and,a really great artmaster works by dear friend IGOR MITORAJ(Obederan,march 26,1944-paris,october 6,2014)R.I.P.WARNING:First pic is from a private collection,not shown on the pavilion.#POLAND

13 June 2015

LUCIO DALLA

In memory of the great Italian songwriter LUCIO DALLA(4th,march,1943-1st,march,2012),inside EXPO 2015.Toght to inspire people to interact with selfies in the virtual theater of the social media.

10 June 2015

SAINT BARTHOLOMEW APOSTOLE

SAINT BARTHOLOMEW APOSTOLE(1562)inside the city cathedral by MARCO D'AGRATE one of the disciple of LEONARDO DA VINCI.Story say that the martyrdom of Bartholomew was skinned live.The citizens of milan nicknamed this sculpture "the martyr of the tax payer".

08 June 2015

LEONARDO'S HORSE(1482-1493)

The big horse sculpture by LEONARDO DA VINCI,the genius work for eight years in the city let majestics operas,one for all is the most famous leonardo's opera worldwide,THE LAST SUPPER(1494-1498).Another is this one known as LEONARDO'S HORSE,i suggest you to visit if you're in the city.Is the biggest horse bronze sculpture ever.Located just inside SAN SIRO RACECOURSE.