duminică, 4 iulie 2010

Milan Cathedral (roof)

The roof is open to tourists (for a fee), which allows many a close-up view of some spectacular sculpture that would otherwise be unappreciated. The roof of the cathedral is renowned for the forest of openwork pinnacles and spires, set upon delicate flying buttresses.

The cathedral's five wide naves, divided by 40 pillars, are reflected in the hierarchic openings of the facade. Even the transepts have aisles. The nave columns are 24.5 metres (80 ft) high, and the apsidal windows are 20.7 x 8.5 metres (68 x 28 feet). The huge building is of brick construction, faced with marble from the quarries which Gian Galeazzo Visconti donated in perpetuity to the cathedral chapter. Its maintenance and repairs are very complicated. (text: Wikipedia).

4 comentarii:

  1. Scena este foarte frumos.

    fotografia dvs. este splendid!

    Vă mulţumim pentru care prezintă un moment minunat ...

    Din Orientul Îndepărtat.

  2. In your honour and in the honour of wall the Photographers, I published an ilustration.

  3. That's photography at its finest! The shots are well-edited. You used some great angles and the perspectives gave a story to each photo. The roofs are indeed ancient. But they look amazing, as these were well-maintained. It looks like you had a great time with your cam, Lino! :)

    >Max Boughner