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Old Posted Aug 5, 2013, 4:17 PM
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Milan

MILAN. (PART 1)
Milan: One of the most important city in Italy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milan

Church of San Babila a very famous church. Located in the city center

built in 4Th/5th century

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Babila



in San Babila square:









toward Piazza Duomo (Duomo square) city center

Corso Vittorio Emanuele II (Vittorio Emanuele avenue)



Chiesa di San Carlo (Church of St. Charles)



luxury shops



...and to live from hand to mouth.






Ferrari Store






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Cathedral (Duomo): rear view



Cathedral (Duomo): la Madonnina (The Madonnina)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madonnina_(statue)



Cathedral (Duomo) and its square: front view

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milan_Cathedral



Galleria Vittorio Emanuele

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galleri...io_Emanuele_II









Still unbridled luxury



Teatro Alla Scala (La Scala Theatre)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Scala



Giuseppe Verdi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giuseppe_Verdi

Statue



Foundation



Ago e Filo (needle-Thread) by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen - 2000
in italian: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ago,_filo_e_nodo






Streecar: always present on the streets of milan







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Old Posted Aug 5, 2013, 8:40 PM
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Milano is a very nice and great city. My parents and me visited that pretty city in 1986, yes, many years ago, and I still keep very nice memories of our stay there. It´s worth to have a visit to Milano.

Il Duomo is fantastic, and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele too. I´ve liked your pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Looking forward for part II.

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Very nice! We need more Milano!
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I'd probably enjoy a visit, it appears somewhat underrated or something. But then, when you've got Rome, Florence, Siena, Naples, Venice and even much more in the same country, competition is damn tough.
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This is true. But if you have a small chance to see Milan, look at this city. There are many interesting places to visit

http://goitaly.about.com/od/moreital...es/p/milan.htm
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I'd probably enjoy a visit, it appears somewhat underrated or something. But then, when you've got Rome, Florence, Siena, Naples, Venice and even much more in the same country, competition is damn tough.
I think that's the reason. Milan is actually a fairly interesting city, but Italy is probably more jam-packed with interesting places than any country on earth, so Milan seems uninteresting in comparison.

One other problem is that Milan has more modern core districts than other Italian cities. Some of the neighborhoods have a "postwar Germanic" type look, which is arguably less than interesting. But the city as a whole is still pretty beautiful, as seen in these pics.
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PART 2

Arch of Peace
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porta_Sempione





Atmosfera rilassata al Parco Sempione
relaxed atmosphere in the Parco Sempione (Simplon Park)






People and camera



city skyline in a damp day, taken from “monte Stella”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monte_Stella_(Milan)



Football Stadium GiuseppeMeazza (Stadio San Siro)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Siro



1960 circa



Leonardo's horses by Charles C. Dent located inside the Hippodrome San Siro
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonardo%27s_horse



Milan Trade Fair (FieraMilano)
http://www.fieramilano.it/en





NH hotel near Milan trade fair – Dominique Perroult Architecture
http://www.nh-hotels.com/nh/en/hotel.../nh-fiera.html
http://www.perraultarchitecte.com/en...y_4_stars.html





Moon over city



Idroscalo the “Sea of Milan”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idroscalo
http://www.vividroscalo.it/

terraces and tower for finish-line judges for rowing races





a rainy day



a sunny day







HISTORIC PICS

Old railway Central Station taken in the 20's
in italian: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stazion...Centrale_(1864)



Milan city bombed in World War II. People leave the city



Venezia Avenue about 1927




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Nice thread about Milan.
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@mediolanum53 I've got this feeling: people are smart and know what to do. The city's a business hub. It's getting its glory in modernism and worldwide business while building anything ambitious in Rome or Venice is known to almost be the Via Crucis nowadays.

To the forum: notice that Naples features a pretty impressive business cluster too, except the economy's not as big yet over there.
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@mediolanum53 I've got this feeling: people are smart and know what to do. The city's a business hub. It's getting its glory in modernism and worldwide business while building anything ambitious in Rome or Venice is known to almost be the Via Crucis nowadays.
Yes, Milan is the italian financial capital, but on the other hand you have to consider that in Italy, Rome still has a strong presence in the tertiary sector (especially high-tech sector). Venice is beautiful, but I have a bad cold. Too much water

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To the forum: notice that Naples features a pretty impressive business cluster too, except the economy's not as big yet over there.
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NAPLES BUSINESS DISTRICT




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Centro direzionale di Napoli hosts at most 1 million m² of office space.
It is not a lot, It is not even sure that this is the main business core of Naples.

I would be quite cautious about the so called visible business cluster, it is not necessarily representative of the economic power of the city.
In many European cities, business cores with many office buildings are usually less visible than in the American or Asian cities because they are not much architecturally different that a dense residential district.

By example there are more office space in Rome than in Hong Kong. I think that this fact would suprise almost everyone.
Don't be fooled by the visibility, often the reality is not what it seems.
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Both of you guys are surely right. Rome is likely still quite busy and above all desirable and well off as fuck. I think real estate in its core is even more insane than it is in Paris's. Then as a tourist, you take a look at locals over there, nice, stylish and sexy looking in their sweet stereotypical Dolce Vita lifestyle, along their lovely historic streets... That is obviously fine indeed.

But it's a fact, modern developments in Rome are much less ambitious than they are elsewhere, which is some kind of marker to me, meaning growth has to be found elsewhere. In Italy, why not Calabria for example? As growth is a conquest. Oh yes, I heard how hard people in Italy have been trying to improve the south, like in France we've been trying to redevelop our poor crappy ghettos. Well, we've all been somewhat failing so far. It's gonna take something bigger.

So the bigger is apparently growing right there in Milan and definitely in Paris's suburbs, and I'm glad about it. Maybe in Lyon, Marseille and Naples sometime soon.

Again, growth and wealth are a total conquest, nothing should be left aside.
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I never knew that Milan shared a sister monument with Charlotte... great thread!

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Both of you guys are surely right. Rome is likely still quite busy and above all desirable and well off as fuck. I think real estate in its core is even more insane than it is in Paris's. Then as a tourist, you take a look at locals over there, nice, stylish and sexy looking in their sweet stereotypical Dolce Vita lifestyle, along their lovely historic streets... That is obviously fine indeed.
I don't think that's true, though. Prime real estate in Rome is expensive, but not comparable to prime real estate in Paris.

And Rome has been harder hit by the economic problems than Paris, at least in terms of recent real estate trends. It's still extremely expensive in Rome, but Paris has few rivals globally.

I think Rome also has a smaller "global elite pied-a-terre" housing stock. It's just a smaller city, and with less real estate serving that sort of population.
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That was my first time to see the city at street level. I was expecting a lot more foot traffic, similar to other cities of its caliber....I now know where to go and not be engulfed by other tourist..
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PART 3 - Other pics

Palazzo Lombardia: New Headquarters building Lombardy Region
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lombardy

This skyscraper also known as “Altra Sede” (Other Seat) to distinguish it from Pirelli Highrise, former headquarters of the Lombardy Region headquarters and even before of the multinational company: Pirelli and C.Spa which takes its nome

see here
http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=31315
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palazzo_Lombardia











Pirelli Highrise - now a branch of the regional government

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirelli_Tower

this building is still the most beautiful skyscraper in Milan. In my opinion






Various

A very large Table-football (or “biliardino” or “calcio-balilla in italian), for 11 players




These ones are of the normal size








the city streets are empty. We are in the month of August. And the inhabitants have gone on vacation. Many on the beach, some on the mountains or lakes. Many in the tropical countries









Politecnico di Milano (Polytechnic University) university institution providing courses in science, technology and engineering

http://www.polimi.it/en/english-version/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politecnico_di_Milano






statue of Giuseppe Colombo in face of Polytechnic

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giusepp...mbo_(ingegnere) – in italian
he worked for 45 years as a professor, at the Polytechnic,



and, still old streetcar. Very, very bautiful



and, .....again some historical pics

Piazza Costanzo Ciano '30s, now Piazza Cordusio ((Cordusio square) downtown




Largo Augusto '30s



Via Carlo Farini '20s



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Great photos! Very nice to see Milan here on SSP!
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Evan the tourist are on vacation..
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Very Cool! Milan is Nice.
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