Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Gorgeous   (87k)

And the shopping arcade too - Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Napoleon Statue  (67k)

This napoleon statue makes a nice backdrop for a picture.

Beautiful Frescoed Walls  (102k)

Are these walls amazing or what? This is the original decor, from the late 19th century.

Ceiling Extraordinaire   (124k)

This metal and glass roof was the first example in Italy of using glass and steel for structural design, instead of decoration.

Patti and Prada   (82k)

Danger was avoided, as we were hungry and didn't go inside.

Mystery Statue   (84k)

This surely commemorates someone important but it's hard to remember all these details.

Piazza Outside Galleria   (77k)

This is one of 2 entrances to
"il Salotto di Milano" - Milan's drawing room. This is the Piazza del Duomo, and yes, the Duomo is just out of sight to the right.

Tall view of Galleria   (86k)

The architect of this landmark, Guiseppe Mengoni, fell to his death from scaffolding here.

Mike and Mystery Statue   (69k)

Mike in front of the mystery statue of someone famous (probably).

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© 2004 Mike and Poom

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