PROVERB

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

31 May 2013

PALAZZO LOMBRADIA

PALAZZO LOMBARDIA headquarter of the government of the region,located in the part of the city called CENTRO DIREZIONALE ,north west from the city center was completed in 2010 for 400 milion euros cost.It was briefly the highest construction in Italy since the UNICREDIT TOWER was completed.After an international design competition the job was assigned to PEI COBB FREED & PARTNERS.

29 May 2013

VIA DANTE

A classic city shadows night capture while walking on VIA DANTE between THE DUOMO and the SFORZA CASTLE just in front.

26 May 2013

19 May 2013

VILLA CLERICI

Another big wondeful MILAN MANSION,Villa Clerici.Designed in 1772 by FRANCESCO CROCE for the silk merchant Giorgio Clerici.It consists of a central block and two sides wings terminated with two chapels dedicated to St. Anthony and St. Theresa.The layout is a triumph of typical italian gardens style and park in the back,adorned with group of classic sculputures among the green.It was take as an inspiration to design many famous amazing villas in the world.

12 May 2013

DIAMOND TOWER

Part of the new MILANO SKYLINE with DIAMOND TOWER on the left,and the little diamonds lower.In the center the SOLARIA TOWER(by the STUDIO ARQUITECTONICA,miami) is on building.With his 37th floors,once complete is the highest residential building in italy,the only thing to be mentioned.I bet once finished,but even now with the work in progress is another useless building with no common sense of style.

08 May 2013

LAMBRATE

Flat view over the part of the city called LAMBRATE on a very shadow March day.

05 May 2013

LEONARDO'S HORSE

The long story about Leonardo's horse...Commissioned by the Duke of Milan LUDOVICO IL MORO to LEONARDO DA VINCI in 1482 but not finished at all.Originally it was commissioned to commemorate the Ludovico's father Francesco.Leonardo produced a clay model but it was detstroyed by French soldiers when invaded Milan in 1499,taken as strike by their archs and arrows.Five century after....Leonardo's surviving material and project were used to complete the opera.In 1977 CAHRLES DENT began to set up an organization to project and finance the horse.Project's cost was nearly 2,5 milion dollar.When Dent died in 1994 the project was abandoned another time.FREDERIK MEIJER take the project under his supervision and was ready to finance the opera,with only one tought,one opera for Milan and another one for his park located in Grand Rapids(Michigan).It was commissioned to the artist NINA AKAMU to made this great opera.Finally 1999 more than 500 years after the horses was finish,the dream come true.Placed one in Milan and one in Grand Rapids.The Milan's horse is placed inside the SAN SIRO RACETRACK,and,a smaller one in downton Allentown's Community Art Park closer to the Baum School of Art in memory of Charles Dent.In 2001 another smaller was placed in Piazza della Libert√† in Vinci(leonardo's town)Italy.According to the collective art world the horse is the biggest and largest bronze equestrian statue all around(compare the layout racecourse fence and cars on the pic).