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





One of four entrances/exits ... The Galleria connects two of Milan's most famous landmarks: The Duomo and the Teatro Alla Scala



Note the  Leonardo Monument in Piazza della Scala on the other side of the Galleria




The first building in Milan to have electric lighting



The structure consists of two glass-vaulted arcades intersecting in an octagon covering the street connecting  The Duomo to Teatro Alla Scala. The street is covered by an arching glass and cast iron roof, a popular design for 19th-century arcades.




Glass and cast iron skylight roof




Fourth story mural detail below:




Detail - Fourth story mural




Another mural ... Third story  terminus figures ... Mural detailed below:



Two termini detailed below:


Terminus #1.
Top: Third story egg-and-dart ... Acanthus leaves ... Dentils ... Leaf-and-dart ... Terminus ... Bottom: Greek frets



Third story terminus






Second story windows flanked by columns with paneled shaft featuring  grotesques  ...  Window entablature detailed below:



Second story cornice support at top: Leaf-and-dart ...  Egg enclosed in acanthus leaves ...  Egg-and-dart.

Window surround entablature: cartouche decorated with Classical face flanked by horizontal ancones in the shape of scrolling acanthus leaves ... Leaf-and-dart ... Acanthus leaves ... Bead-and-reel ... Rosettes ... Paneled columns flanking window panes



Bead-and-reel




Second story Ionic pilaster with paneled shaft featuring  grotesques ... Four details below:




Second story Ionic pilaster detail #1 ... Above the capital: Acanthus leaves and bead-and-reel.
Ionic capital: Fleuron ... Egg-and-dart ... Volutes ...  Bed-and reel ... Scoop pattern




Second story pilaster detail #2:  Top: Burning torch ... Dolphins(?) ... Two grotesques



Second story pilaster detail #3: Terminus ... Medusa(?) face in panel



Second story pilaster detail #4: 3-headed Cerberus







First story shop: Prada ... Three details below:



Prada: Detail #1



Prada: Detail #2


Prada: Detail #3




Detail below:


Armani detail




Miscellany #1 of 4:  Corinthian pilasters: Fleuron ... Volutes ...  Acanthus leaves



Miscellany #2 of 3:



Miscellany #3 of 3:  ... Beads at top ... Acanthus leaves



The central marble octagonal below the octagonal skylight above  ... Detail below:






One of four mosaics  portraying the coat of arms of the three capitals of the Kingdom of Italy: Turin, Florence, Rome and Milan ... Detail below:










Photos and their arrangement 2016 Chuck LaChiusa
 
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