Today, we went to the Duomo, which is the 4th largest church in Europe. The city founders decided that he church would be more "impressive" with the Gothic style, so boy did they do Gothic The place is huge, seats 40,000. Started in 1350 or so and not finished until 1750. Really amazing.
See little bitty Jerry next to the door?
The pillars are like Sequoias. They are 100 ft. tall.
The side nave
There was an elevator to the top roof area or the steps. Let me see, which one did we choose? Elevator! 12 Euro each. The top of this thing is really over the top!
look at all those little bitty people. We were just there!
This one is for Finn and Liam
Higher than we are
Marble roof tiles
Jerry at the way top
I think Jerry has conquered his fear of heights
Jean way down there
She is another 330 feet higher than the roof where Jerry stood.
She is 15 ft. tall. Adding everything up she is way up there!
took this from the top (flag boy)
here it is Flag Boy from the bottom
After the Duomo we did some window shopping in the Victor Emmanuel II Galleria.
Jerry, I like this purse!
This is la Torino, the little bull. If you spin around on his testicles, on your heel, you have good luck
Japanese couple, Models or real thing?
Outside is the Leonardo statue. Look like he is watching you.
Then La Scala! Most prestigious opera house in the world.
We got to tour but no Photos!!!! We saw the theater though and it was beautiful. They were tuning the pianos in the orchestra pit. Couldn't get tickets (cheap seats start at 250 euros), but we both went to the bathroom there, so that counts for something.
Came back to rest and to video talk with the grands, then off to Nico for dinner, where we met our movie stars. Well, off tomorrow for Lyon by train. We have a wake up call for 7 AM which is when Jerry is just getting to sleep. This time we are taking a cab to the station. Another fast train so maybe we will get smarter about the video. I can't say I will miss Italy,with all the tourists, and the noise, but we have enjoyed our time here. I am really looking forward to our 2 weeks in Provence and all that that has to offer. Tomorrow we will have been gone 2 weeks. Seems like years. We have grown so much. Ariverderchi, Italia. Bonjour, France.