Thursday Doors – April 13, 2017

This week I bring you the main door of the Milan Duomo, the largest church in Italy and the fifth largest in the world. It’s an impressive building both outside and inside. I will post more about it when I finish curating my photos from the three week trip to Europe that included several days in Milan.This will give you some perspective as to the side of the magnificent bronze doors.

Detail of one of the door’s many panels.

Detail of part of the door damaged during World War II.

The Duomo is 515 feet long, 354 feet high, and it has the capacity to fit 40,000 people. Since its construction took nearly 600 years, the cathedral embodies many different styles and influences. The façade is Baroque up to the first order of windows, and neo-Gothic above.

8 thoughts on “Thursday Doors – April 13, 2017

    • Yes, Norm. It’s beautiful. I just wished we had more time to explore the place. We were with a tour we had to join in order to see the site of the Last Supper. The tour included the Duomo and, as usual, there’s a fast pace to these things. But it was absolutely worth it anyway.

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