Milan the Fashion Capital of the World Day 1

Fashion and Milan are made for each other. I had a chance to go and explore this wonderful city Italy. I took my camera and had a wonderful time shooting excellent pictures of locales and iconic buildings. The place is seriously historic.

Milan was once the capital city of the Roman empire and it carries some in its culture even today. The first thing I saw was the Gothic Cathedral popularly known as “Duomo”.

Duomo Milan the  majestic front view.

The view from the front is truly majestic. It not only catches the eye but also leaves you spell bound. I admired it for 15 minutes looking from every angle before I took the photo.

Duomo the beautiful interior

The interior is even more enigmatic. It left me speechless with its colours and hues. Since it takes time to get permission to take photograph inside I am sharing this photo taken by G J King. I spent the full day here observing the beautiful architecture and the unique art on glass.

La Scala the golden Opera Theater

Theater in this place is another beauty and a visit to the famous La Scala Opera theater is a must. You can soak in the music with the legacy of opera in its purest form. The golden interior will take you back in time. I ended my first day with a real opera show with the real grandeur.

Travel to Florence the artistic city

Florence the Renaissance city

I have been contemplating for long to visit Florence and see the Renaissance art live. I also wanted to visit the famous Cathedral of Florence. There are other things also; most famous is the male figurine “David” by Michelangelo.  Florence has historically been a democratic place with freedom for creativity, and gave rise to exceptional inventors and artists. One of them was a genius par excellence. He was an inventor, and artist and painter and a designer too. Yes I am talking about the enigmatic Leonardo Da Vinci. You can see his work “Annunciation” here too.

I started off by seeing the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Flore. Even from outside the structure took my breath away. It was difficult to take my eyes off the magnificent structure. The guide pushed me inside and behold, the inside was like a dream. It was two-hour tour inside but the time passed as if it was 10 seconds. I was awestruck by the artistic murals and the glass paintings. It is indeed a great work of art.

The next stop on the first day was the Academia museum the home of “David”. The first male nude sculpture is a wonderful piece of art. It is not erotica but simply art. I visited the whole gallery and saw many great pieces of art in White marble. It was a day I will always remember. It is imprinted on my soul. I took some wonderful photographs.There were many things to see, but that would be the second day in the wonderful city Florence.