The Dome and the church

13 05 2005

Only two places in Milan which can be called tourist places, and they are the “duomo” and a church..

the duomo is an just an old palace with a dome now conerted into a shopping mall ( typical :-|)..

And the church is something else !!..the size of it has to be seen to be believed..huge and with turrents sticking out everywhere..u know, i`ve always wondered y all those ancient monuments had these sharp pointed turrets on top.. i mean, they werent in any likely danger of an aerial attack for the next 2 hundred years which was when one orville wright was born :).. and its not exactly for aesthetic purposed either…atleast, i hope not 🙂

And if the outside was magificient, the inside was no less so..Gigantic stainded class painting adorn each of the huge windows..And these were the original stained glass things, not the modern version where u just have to thro a speciaal kind of paint over the glass..as in they consist of different pieces of glass of different colors cut and fit seamlessly into a single pane.I understand just the staining of the glass into different colors is no mean feat by itself..And i was told making a single pane like this required a hundred people to sweat for a week,and there were at least 30 such panes in the church..Nice..

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