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OCTOBER 28, 2015

Facade

The Duomo in Milan is one of the largest churches in the world, and like so many cathedrals of this scale it took a long time┬áto be completed, close to 800 years. The sculptures on the facade came last, probably sometime in the early 1800’s.

When I was there I saw an amazing pair of figures, which although I have seen the building before I had never noticed the detail in the drapery covering – or not – the figure on the right. It is an astonishing image for the front of a church.

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