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

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.

02 November 2014

PALAZZO DUGNANI

PALAZZO DUGNANI built in XVII century,it was one of the biggest in the city.Started by Meda family,the building had many owners during history since the Dugnani family from 1758.Between 1758-1846 under Dugnani family property,the palace was one of the most known for meeting and gatherings for high society.In 1863 the palace passed under the propety of the municipality who placed the NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM.Inside you can admire marvellous frescoes by TIEPOLO dated 1731