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Your images from Milan
Inside the Duomo
Much berated because it pales in comparison with its magnificent exterior, the interior of Milan's Cathedral deserves more respect. During liturgical celebrations, when it is well lit, the beautiful Gothic features are showcased. During its not so crowded days, the inside of the Duomo is a picture of solemnity. The giant pillars make one feel very small. The stained glass windows (photo no. 3) are a beauty to behold. The statue of a flayed Saint Bartholomew draped in his own skin (photo 4 and 5) is among the more famous images inside the church. There are numerous marble reliefs depicting the life of Christ (photo 8) and the many lit candles (photos 9 and 10) are reflective of the fact that many who come to visit the cathedral are not only tourists but pilgrims who take time to pray.