Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Milan, Italy

On the way to Locarno we stopped in Milan for a few hours to see the sites. We took a take from the train station to the main square where we saw the Duomo di Milano and the main shopping Arcade. Both were very impressive. The Duomo di Milano, or Cathedral of Milan, was built over a course of six centuries. The first stone was layed in 1386 and was completed in 1812 by order of Napolean. The cathedral is one of the biggest cathedrals in the world and the most impressive in Italy.

The main shopping Arcade is a more modern building that connects two major thoroughfares. The gallery hosts stores such as Louis Vitton, Armani and even McDonald's. The center of the gallery is covered by a massive glass and steel framed dome while the main roads are covered by glass vaults that keep the shoppers warm and dry. It was very busy and seems to be a much more succesful arcade than the one I visited and sketched in Rome.

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