Some clear days day the whole ALPS CHAIN is clearly visible from Milan even to most far and higher peaks of Switzerland,Veneto,THE APPENNINI,Piemonte,Val D'Aosta,with a wonderful panorama.Other days as this the most closer are always visible.This is the GRIGNA GROUPS always considered the mountain of Milan.Made by dolomite rock normally it's only 1 hour by car from the city.From the peak there's a wonderful panorama on the city and on the Po Valley,going hiking reaching the peak,during summer days,it's easy,and there's no difficulties,you can admire even the Como lake.
The city administration decided to name this new square to the great italian architect called GAE AULENTI (4th dec.1927-1st nov 2102).Gaetana Aulenti is remembered for her works and career worldwide as:Beaux Arts Gare d'Orsay,centre Georges Pompidou,both in Paris.Palazzo Grassi in Venice,Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.Italian Cultural Centre in Tokyo,Santa Maria Novella railway station in Florence,and son on.Honored in France with the Legion of Honour and in Italy with the order of Merit of the Italian Republic.
An istant point and shoot classic warm winter afternoon capture from CESAR PELLI TOWER,opened to visitors just on December the 8th.This time is not fully illuminated with the italian flag(tricolore)but only with bright white lights on the upper part.Just entered 2 days ago to be part on the new MILANO SKYLINE.
Aurelius Ambrosius known as Saint Ambrose(330-397) was one of the four original doctors of the Church.He was the archbishop of Milan and he's the patron saint of the city.It's celebrated in Milan every year during the 7th of december,in the city is holiday,and it's common to associate the waiting for Christmas in town.People starting their shopping for the 25th of december(christmas day).THE SCALA opening the season with the first opera.In some part of Milan you can go to visit some interesting street markets,people starting eating the typical Christmas'cake THE PANETTONE,invented in Milan more than 500 years ago.This is the church dedicated to the German native Saint,started in 379 and consacrated in 386,inside you can see many arts treasures such as the paints by CAMILLO PROCACCINI on for all where Ambrose stopping on the door the emperor TEODOSIO I wants entering in the church.You can see the body and cript of Saint Ambrose,Gervasius,Protasius and so on.
Going round the city you can see this type of clock on the way,many of them as this,green outside white inside.Clocks works with electric current,since the 1920 thousands of this clocks was placed everywhere,many are with advertisement placed in a banner downside,illumintaed with many light colors inside,not only white.
TORRE VELASCA it's a 26 floors skyscraper locates in the center of town.It was built in the 50's,has a peculiar and characteristic mushroom like shape or it can be intepreted as modern middle age tower,it stands out the city skyline.The english newspaper DAILY TELEGRAPH nominated the tower at the number 1 rank as the most disgusting architecture around the world,and i'm agree with it,i'll never see a building so hugly like this.
Ask me which is my favourite palace from outside?no doubt:"PALZZO DEGLI OMENONI".Just a little infos about,built in 1565 by artist Leone Leoni to get his house and studio.As you can see the front side is adorned with 8 big men,sculptures was realized by Antonio Abondio.Do you want to know their names?simply you've only to read back their heads and are:"Svevus,Quadus,Adiabenus,Parthus,Sarmata,Marcomanus".For years it was the GIULIO RICORDI house,one of the biggest talent scout ever in music,it discovered GIUSEPPE VERDI,AMILCARE PONCHIELLI and GIACOMO PUCCINI.
One from my archives from MILAN FASHION WEEK began yesterday,an empty catwalk before the show,as you can see the stage is fully covered to be more glittering during the show.Some photographers are just placed to study better the light,focal distance and the composition to get the best results.In the backstage you can't see models,makers-up,hairdressers,stylist,show producers and their staff are in a hurry and working hard to begin the show on time scheduled on the calendar runaway week.See you....
Just a view from PORTA GARIBALDI STATION.Not the right day to take this kind of pics,sometimes with a clear sky you can see a great and famous 4000's of the ALPS,while here you can see only the MONTE ROSA shadows,just low to the right.