“The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous runs into it and is safe.”
The Milan Cathedral, or Duomo, is one of the five largest cathedrals in the world, taking over 600 years to build. A church has stood on this location since the 5th century. The Cathedral is a wonder of Gothic architecture as it’s spires seem to reach up to Heaven. There are 135 spires and 3200 statues.
Mark Twain’s observation of the Milan Cathedral from Innocents Abroad:
“What a wonder it is! So grand, so solemn, so vast! And yet so delicate, so airy, so graceful! A very world of solid weight, and yet it seems …a delusion of frostwork that might vanish with a breath!…”
(photograph: Milan Cathedral, Julie Cook)