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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Project 365:Day 15

This is one of the stained glass windows inside the Duomo in Milan's Centro. The Duomo is gothic in style and GIGANTIC. What makes it impressive is that it was built over FIVE centuries. The ground was broke to build it in 1386, and the finishing touches weren't put on it until 1965. It is the largest Gothic cathedral and the second largest Catholic cathedral in the world.
It houses the remains of Saint Carlos Borromeo(you might remember seeing pictures that I posted of his home on Lake Maggiore) Saint Carlos is the patron saint for the prevention/cure of ulcers/colic/stomach disorders and also the patron saint of bishops and apple orchards. RANDOM I know!!!! But there were a LOT of candles lit to him!!!
It is also the seat to the Archbishop of Milan 
There ya go, there's your Italian History lesson for the day!!


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I am 34 years old, married to my wonderful husband Richard and mother to a beautiful 8 year old daughter named Reese. We lived in the suburbs of Calgary until January 2010 where I worked as an ER Nurse. Then my husband was transferred to Vancouver for a 6 month temporary project. Our blog Tripping over the Sidewalk told all about our adventure living on the 30th floor of an apartment building in the middle of downtown Vancouver. Then we moved to Milan, Italy for 18 months, Ciao-Eh was the online forum for our Italian adventures. We moved to Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates in January 2012 and lived there for two and a half years. Sandscrapers, Souks and Sand is the blog of our adventures in the Middle East! We are now happy to be back on a little acreage just outside of Calgary where I'm sure more adventures await!!!!



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