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Exterior - Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Piazza del Duomo, Milan, Italy

The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is one of the world's oldest shopping malls. Housed within a four-story double arcade in central Milan, the Galleria is named after Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of the Kingdom of Italy.


February 2016 photos


Architect: Giuseppe Mengoni died the day before the Galleria was opened ... Built: 1865-1877 ... Neoclassical style ... Triumphal arch entrance



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Modillions with carved acanthus leaves ... Rosettes ... Egg-and-dart ... Corbel table






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Detail #1:
... Modillions with decorative acanthus leaves alternating with rosettes ... Egg-and-dart ... Corbel table



Detail #2 ... Arcade window



Detail #3
Small panels decorated with acanthus leaves  ... Bead-and-reel



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Column bases decorated with  acanthus leaves ... Modillions  alternating with  rosettes ...  Guilloche




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Composite capitals and frieze decorated with  acanthus leaves ... Carved spandrels



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Keystone and frieze decorated with  acanthus leaves 



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Top:  Egg-and-dart ... Capital decorated with  acanthus leaves



Corbel ... Detail below:









Ceiling detail below:














Photos and their arrangement 2016 Chuck LaChiusa
 
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