Sunday, June 29, 2014

Duomo di Milano
 (REF. )

Milan Catholic Cathedral/Duomo di Milano/Basilica
of the Nativity of Saint Mary
Milan, Italy

"Milan  is the second-most populous city in Italy, the first considering the metro area, and the capital of the Lombardy Region. The city proper has a population of 1.3 million, whilst the Milan metropolitan area has a population of over 4 million.[3] The massive suburban sprawl that followed the post-war boom of the 1950s–60s and the growth of a vast commuter belt, suggest that socioeconomic linkages have expanded well beyond the boundaries of its administrative limits and its agglomeration, creating a metropolitan region of over 11 million people,[4][5][6] stretching over the former provinces of MilanBergamoComoLeccoLodiMonza and Brianza,PaviaVarese and Novara." (Link 2.)

"Milan Cathedral (Italian: Duomo di Milano; LombardDomm de Milan) is the cathedral church of MilanItaly. Dedicated to Santa Maria Nascente (Saint Mary Nascent), it is the seat of the Archbishop of Milan, currently Cardinal Angelo Scola.
The Gothic cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete. It is the fifth largest cathedral in the world[1] and the largest in the Italian state territory."(Link 1.)
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"The cathedral was grand by all measures and perhaps larger than La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. Home to twenty-seven small chapels which serve as the final resting places of Spanish nobles."  (Google Images)

Milan Cathedral Altar
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Reference: Reported and top photo by Richard Wilson while attending the May 2014 First Ever Italian Cycle Messenger Championships.  In attendance were participants from Paris, Sweden, Spain and Rome.
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God, be with the persecuted Christians through out the world. Amen (SW.)

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