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

28 July 2014

NAVIGLIO PAVESE

Boats along NAVIGLIO PAVESE closer to THE DARSENA(ancient milano's harbour).In ancient time Milan was full of this kind of ways,it was common any kind of goods was delivered with boats.The DUOMO marbles block arrived in the city in this way.

25 July 2014

RAI ANTENNA


An inside city view with the italian public broadcasting company (RAI)founded in 1954.On jan the 3rd the first RAI tv announcer presented the day's scheduled.It was broadcast from the Milan headquarter.The first regular programme in italian tv history was broadcast:"ARRIVI E PARTENZE"(arrivals and departures),hosted by ARMANDO PIZZO and MIKE BUONGIORNO.

22 July 2014

ARCIMBOLDI'S THEATRE

TEATRO DEGLI ARCIMBOLDI located in the part of the city called BICOCCA.It's both opera house and theatre,it was built in anticipation of the closure due to the long renovation of LA SCALA opera house in dec 2001.It was inaugurataed with a performance of GIUSEPPE VERDI opera LA TRAVIATA on 19 jan 2002.

18 July 2014

TORRE BREDA

TORRE BREDA built in 1954 by architect Luigi Mattioni.The eight lower floors are devoted exclusively to offices,while the rest are residential apartaments.it was the highest building in italy when constructed,until the 1960's when PIRELLI TOWER was completed.

16 July 2014

PHOTOMASTER GABRIELE BASILICO

PHOTOMASTER GRABRIELE BASILICO(milan aug 12th,1944-feb 13th,2013).After study architecture began his profession as photogrpher,worldwide high rates extimated.His landscape and architectural photography and photos are real just in time photography lessons everybody can see,here one of them saw during one of the many city art fair.

13 July 2014

CARABINIERI

THE CARABINIERI(Turin 13th july 1814)one of the most ancient army in the world,is the national military police of italy,policing both civilian and military population,originally founded as the police force of Kingdom of Sardinia.The corps was created by king VICTOR EMANUEL I of SAVOY under the Royal Patents(13th july 1814).In their history the corps made countless heroic actions.Only to remember one,VICE BRIGADIERE SALVO D'ACQUISTO was executed by the deutsche idiots during world war II.SALVO D'ACQUISTO a CARABINIERE of 23 years old exchanged his life with the DEUTSCHE IDIOTS and MORONS for the lives of citizens due to be executed;he claimed responsibility and was killed.In 2003 12 CARABINIERI units were killed by suicide bomb by terrorists in NASSIRIYA(iraq).Many are the exclusives of the military army corp as the surveillance and security at italian embassis and consulates abroad,guard of the PRESIDENT OF THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC.The symbol of the corp is a flaming granade as you see the sculpture in the photo,and the their saying is:"FAITHFUL THROUGHOUT THE CENTURIES".Italians love this army corps as never been beacuse the army in his history even if it's under government subordinance was always with the people.Never forget they arrested the italian dictator BENITO MUSSOLINI(the duce) during his escape.The art masterpiece CARABINIERI CALENDAR it was one of the most request by collectors worldwide since his first pubblication in 1928.

12 July 2014

EXPO 2015

EXPO 2015 on PALAZZO LOMBARDIA regional government headquarter with the V 33 LONGUE right down,part of the new Milano made in the last 10 years.

08 July 2014

NEW SEVESO SHOW





Today in the city we've THE NEW SEVESO SHOW,the last was no more than 15 days ago.The local adiminstrators passes by,but the problem is unsolved since 1951 if i remember well.Thank to people votes incapables,second-rates administrators,payed with the money of my taxes,it's areal pleasure show.It's a nightmare fot the north part of the city private and public traffic off and in tilt,the pubblic electric service stopped by.Thanks city hall,regional and central governement,when you ask for taxes remember your duty towards the citizens.No one from the public authority or law say nothing or let the problem as you see.

06 July 2014

03 July 2014

THE NEW MILANO

The new city BUSINESS DISTRICT,with the DIAMOND TOWER,SOLARIA(highest residential unit in the nation),ARIA,and SOLEA towers.CESAR PELLI TOWER on the left,destinated to be the new "made in italy" display.You can have a great walking between this new part of PORTA NUOVA PROJECT walking over the bridge connect the old part with GAE AULENTI SQUARE.

01 July 2014

THE BICOCCA

THE BICOCCA DISTRICT where you can see the 15th century Villa Arcimboldi.In the last 20 years this part of the city was interested in a real big requalification project that lead the construction of main facilities such as UNIVERSITY OF MILAN BICOCCA and ARCIMBOLDI THEATER.The toponomy bicocca probably it was taken from the villa that was built in 1450 owned by aristocratic family of ARCIMBOLDI.In 1522 a bloddy battle was settled here between the spansih of CAHRLES V  and the french of FRANCIS I.SInce the 80's odf the last century it was of the main idustrial area of the nation and greatly contributed to the big industrial grow of Italy.Industries plant as PIRELLI,ANSALDOBREDA,WAGONLITS and many others was settled here.Many important events in the italian trade unions history and workers's right was here.In 1943 a 28 days strike was made here,the event had a big resonance as it was in direct opposition by of the anti-strike laws of the CODICE ROCCO by the idiot FASCIST REGIME.Many workers was arrested and deported to the NAZI CONCENTRATION CAMPS by dudes.The deindustrialization began in the 70's.In 1985 the pirelli started a project to redevelop the area with the BICOCCA PROJECT(the largest urban trafsormation project in the story of the country)and in Europe after Berlin.The result of the project were the construction of the large university disctrict,and a large theatre and NATIONAL COUNCIL OF RESEARCH.Big comapanies as DEUTSCHE BANK,SIEMENS,REUTERS,JOHNSON & JOHNSON have their Milanese headquarter here.

28 June 2014

THE LITTLE WIDOW

Ask a real milanese citizen where is THE LITTLE WIDOW and it can tell you the right way,ask where is the small fountain ad it say i dont know.This fountain is called in that way because the continuous water flow is as the widow crying since their isnstallation.There are more than 400 hundred in the city from the centre to the most remote part of the municipality,all of them are officially painted in a "green lizard" colour and made by cast iron,except the one from PIAZZA DELLA SCALA(the first to be placed in 1931).The water exit part have a dragon head shape.That's why when you're invited to drink something to the Green Dragon Pub somebody is kidding you.The city crest is present in the front part.

25 June 2014

THE SEVESO SHOW



Today in Milan we have THE SEVESO SHOW.The Seveso it's one of the many rivers runs under the city,when is raining a lot is normal to have this situation,many times 3 or 4 times each year.The city administrators passes,election day after election day but the problem is unsolved from over 30 years,thank to people went to vote incapables,second-rates administrators,payed with the money tax of their own,even mine.it's a nigntmare for who have to come to work,the traffic is really slightly mad, from public to private.Thank you city hall!!!and electors.Is a pleasure pay the tax for this stinking and sad show.No one from the public authority or law say nothing.Luckily you dont perceive and see the healthy the smell of  cesspool in the air.

23 June 2014

CITY SKYLINE CLOSE UP

A city June skyline close up with some landmarks and flat lights,typical for this season.it's easy to recognized in the middle THE MONUMENTAL CEMETERY(1866)by CARLO MACIACHINI.filled with a wide range of sculptures as greek temples,a scaled down version of TRAJAN'S COLUMN and many others deisgned by worldwide artists as GIO PONTI,LUCIO FONTANA,GIO POMODORO.The main entrance known as "FAMEDIO" a massive hall of fame contains tombs of some of the city and country most honored citizens as ALESSANDRO MANZONI.Is not strange the cemetery is visited evey day by a large number of tourists.signal located troughout the cementery remenber you some of the personages buried here:ALBERTO ASCARI(the famous monza double turn is dedicated to him,where he died),CARLO CATTANEO,EVITA PERON(FROM 1955 until removed in 1971),VALDIMIR HOROVITZ,FILIPPO TOMMASO MARINETTI(the futurism artistic movement founder),SALVATORE QUASIMODO(literature Nobel),ARTURO TOSCANINI.Ont he left a part of the pic you can see a portion of GIUSEPPE MEAZZA STADIUM(F.C. INTER homebase),and on the left the old city Trade Fair.

20 June 2014

PIAZZA GAE AULENTI

Where there was a green area or it can be a park for the citizens now a square was made for few,in line on what happens in the city during last years,all dismissed area was cemented.The square is named to the great italian architect GAE AULENTI part of the large cemented area of PORTA NUOVA POJECT.A large number of buildings was built with no sense of style and without respect fo the typical Milano's flat skyline.I dont understand how some people was payed a lot to damaging a city or to say how beautiful these kind of aborts are.They are only influenced by somebody.

15 June 2014

SPANISH WALLS

The Spanish Walls(Mura Spagnole)of Milan was built between 1546-1560.Ordered by the Spanish governor of the city FERRANTE GONZAGA.The wall system had an overall perimeter about 11 kms,larger than  the medieval walls.Several traits of them was reinforced by moats obtained by the numerous canals surrounding the city.The SPANISH WALLS perimeter correspond to what is known as the CERCHIA DEI BASTIONI (bastion ring).The Walls remained in the 19th century lost their militray purpose in the mid 18th century.The rests of the walls nowdays are visible from the part of the city called PORTA ROMANA to end closer to 24th of May square.

12 June 2014

NAVIGLIO PAVESE


THE NAVIGLIO PAVESE one of the canals part of the NAVIGLI SYSTEM in Lombardy.It's 33 km long,start from milano THE DARSENA(city harbour)and flows into the TICINO RIVER near PAVIA.It's particualr for a flight locks system along the way,some projected and designed by LEONARDO DA VINCI work on nowdays and visible,the first not so far from the harbour in the city.The channel it's a dream long over 500 years.Started under the Visconti family only as agricultural channel it was completed in 1819 under ARCHDUKE RAINER JOSEPH OF AUSTRIA and opened to navigation.The canal was closed in the 60's but work has recently to restore back to the full navigation.Since last century this was the typical street of the city made by channel.Dont forget to visit the first lock system in the city called CONCHETTA by LEONARDO DA VINCI.

10 June 2014

THE LAST SUPPER

HOLY MARY OF GRACE(1463-1497)included in the UNESCO world heritage,inside you can view the LEONARDO'S worldwide masterpiece mural THE LAST SUPPER.

07 June 2014

MEET TWO CITY ICONS

Two city icons.First,MILAN'S CENTRAL STATION,the iconic point of entry into the city for anyone arriving by train.This is one of the Europe's biggest railway stations,the colossal stone edifice the terminus for a lenghty section of elevated railway running into the heart of the city.Was buil by Ulisse Stacchini(1927-31) under the fascism,inspired by UNION STATION in Washington.It combines a variety of eclectic and liberty features with an austere Roman-style monumentality and is adorned with sculptures.The central 215x50 metres front of the building,which is lower at the two sides,comprises the main covered entrance area,known as GALLERIA DELLE CARROZZE.inside the immense hall(lit by skylight)grand staircases take the passengers up to the main 25 metres high concourse and platform area.The paltform are covered over with five iron and glass arches:the central arch has a span of 72 metres and is 33.5 metres high.Opposite platform RAIL 21-sadly remenbered as the departure point for train to nazi concentration camps by idiots from deutschland,where milions died-is the Royal Pavillion,featuring classical classical style architecture.If you passing by dont forget to visit SHOAH MEMORIAL MUSEUM.The second is the MILAN'S TRAM,here's a type built in 1928 model 1500 projected on the American model by Peter Witt from the Italians engineers Cuccioli and D'Alò.Impossible thinking to visit the city for everyboby without a run on the TRAM loooking the city beauties outside his big windows.There's even a real exciting experience on board, a big night tour  with an excellent restaurant service.