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

29 April 2014

MILANO TRAM

The last MILANO TRAM entered in service from 2002,called "Sirio" painted in grey,black and green.

27 April 2014

EXPO 2015

EXPO 2015 logo begin to be more and more visible day after day in the city.Here's on PIRELLI BUILDING,once as the tyres company central offices and now as regional governement offices.It was taken as model for the Pan Am building,now MET LIFE building in N.Y.C,for year the highest architecture in the country an in the European Union(from 1958 to 1986).

24 April 2014

24 APRILE 1945

Gina Galeotti Bianchi(LIA,secret battle name,Mantova 4 aprile 1913-Milano 24 aprile 1945).Killed by looser war fugitives Deutsch Army in the part of the city called Niguarda while it was with a 8th month child inside,and while Milano fight for the liberation.It was went to NIGUARDA HOSPITAL for help the others injured Liberation Party partisans,it was killed from deutsch by a burst of machine-gun fire to pass a partisans check point.Here's in the pic the 2nd with other heros on the right.The day after,April,25th 1945,Milan was liberated.Every year it was commemorated with a ceremony.

22 April 2014

MILANO SKYLINE

Building the new city skyline,view from porta garibaldi bridge on a very cloudy day pic from 2011

20 April 2014

PASSION OF CHRIST

For Easter i go Inside SAN GIORGIO AL PALAZZO church,where you can admire the PASSION OF CHRIST(1516) by art master BERNARDINO LUINI.The name San Giorgio al Palazzo(palace) derives from palatium,the large imperial complex built in 3rd century which once adjoined the church.Founded in 751 and dedicated to SAINT GEORGE by bishop Natale,it was rebuilt by Romanesque period with a central nave and two side aisles.It underwent a further major change in 1623,when FEDERIGO BORROMEO commisioned FRANCESCO MARIA RICHINI to enlarge the choir.Construction of the ciborium and high altar began in 1728.FRANCESCO CROCE'S facade was not finished until 1778.The most recent change was made by LUIGI CAGNOLA who between 1800 and 1821 redesigned the pillars and vaulted ceilings in the Neo-Classical style,and by ALFONSO PARROCCHETTI,who in 1889 began work on the new transept and dome,presbytery,apse,sacristy and bell tower.Inside is a beautiful cycle of paintings and frescoes depicting scenes from The Passion Of Christ,by Bernardino Luini,and an altarpiece SAINT JEROME by another art master GAUDENZIO FERRARI.

16 April 2014

ADOPT ONE OF THEM

if you want to adopt one of MILAN CATHEDRAL main spires GO HERE.Here's SAINT GERVASIUS on the right and SAINT PROTASIUS on the left.You can find yours among over 100 spires.

14 April 2014

SAN GIOVANNI IN CONCA

THE SAN GIOVANNI IN CONCA,the church probably named after the large depression (CONCA)in which it stood,was erected over the remains of the lavish Roman residence and was a major place of worship in the 5th and 6th centuries.Rebuilt in the late 11th century with the same single all layout,it was redesigned as a three nave interior in the second hal of the 13th century,when a lantern was added.In the 14th century it was the chapel and mausoleum of the VISCONTI and contained the tomb of Bernab√≤ a grand sacrophagus sculpted by BONINO DA CAMPIONE(1363).Now part of the ancient art collection in the SFORZA CASTLE.When via Mazzini was laid out in 1879,the aisles where shortened and the facade set back.What remains of the Romanesque abse has stood in the middle of the road since 1949,when the church was all but demolished to make way for another new thoroughfare.The Romanesque cript,divided into seven cross-vaulted aisles,is accessed form this isolated ruin.The facade has been recreated  on the VALDESIAN church in FRANCESCO SFORZA street.

10 April 2014

FUORISALONE 2104 pt.2



For this set pf pics from FUORISALONE 2014 event i went to the expo part of the city called VENTURA LAMBRATE where designers form every part of the world show their creations.I select these 3 pics among the thousands i took.The pink patterns interior,the iron house lights tree by masters  TONONE.COM,very impressive from live view,find the bird on.The amazing red line chair by DEGASOFSWITZERLAND.COM.

08 April 2014

FUORISALONE 2014 pt.1



Here's my report to my my visit at FUORISALONE 2014 in association with COSMIT 2014,the international Milan design fair.Every time my attention go to the independent designers' talents show their creations worldwide.There's even big design brands show the world their preview creations.In every part of the city you walk there are many design exhibition to see,not only in the center of town.This year as first day of my report,my attention go for the table with boxboard base,the genuine far east house light by a caucasian designer,and the amazing cofee genuine sackful bag.

04 April 2014

MY VIEW

This is the view i like to see,and not because is a church,but,because is not the same stupid useless,ugly modern architecture.

02 April 2014

CASSINA DE POMM

CASSINA DE POMM in ancinet Milanos'dialect(APPLE'S FARMSTEAD)along NAVIGLIO MARTESANA(by Leonardo Da Vinci)one of the most underrated tourist place to see in the city.Under the faboulus wisteria during spring/summer you can find a bar stopping by.