It took 500 years to complete the great Duomo of Milan, and there’s one vantage point that really helps you understand why: the roof. The amount of sculptural detail that went into the top of the building – where, initially, it was presumably intended only for the eyes of God – is an incredible testament to faith. Whether you personally have any or not, it’s a very moving thing to see.
My daughter Rachel was recently in Milan and she took these shots. If you should find yourself there and trying to decide what you ought to see, make this one of them.