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Old 16th February 2010, 03:55   #46
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Mahesh, A good example of Pleasure with Business.
voted 5 star,

Did you experience any fashion shows at milan ?
Thanks for the star - Star!!!

Now back to Milan...

I was always a fan of Leonarda Vinci's work. Was very interested to see his work and read about him. And when I came to know that there is a museum in Milan that hosts most of his ideas and work, it took just a sec to plan for it.


Although I planned it during my last visit, I could not make it. So this saturday I made sure I will visit this place for sure.

My Ride

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As usual, parked the car in Casina Gobba station and took the Red line to Snt. Ambrogio. The station is at walkable distance from the Museum. Infact the station is right behind the exit door of the Museum.

This is rightly named after the great person Leonardo Da Vinci. A master of all arts.

Museum

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Started around 1950's and that too in a 16th century Monaster. But slowly it is changing into the modern day buildings.

So what do they have?

The question itself is wrong. You should ask what they dont have. Will be easy to list it out.

Yes, they have plastic to metals, Arts to science, energy and up to the latest technology on communication and all field. They current hot topic of nano-technology is going to be started by March 2010.

This is one of the best Museum I have ever visited. So much stuff to learn and see around.

The museum is divided in to 4 sections.
  • The first section has the Automobile, telecommunications, Astronomy and the works and idea of Leonardo Da Vinci.
  • The second section is called Rail building. Where you can see those old-age steam and diesel beauties.
  • The third one is very interesting one. Its called the Enrico Toti Submarine.Wikipedia describes it as
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"The submarine is notable as being the only Italian submarine to have sunk a Royal Navy submarine during the Second World War."
This legend is discontinued from service during the middle of 1960's. Then it was moved to this Museum around early 90's. Public can visit inside the submarine and have a feeling.
  • Next will be the Air & Water building. yes, they have the olden aircrafts and ships. Some of the Aircrafts will make you doubt if that was really used for flying. And yes, it is. That's the amount of changes the current technology has bought in.
Now lets move on to each of the sections.

Disclaimer : Museum do not allow us to take pictures with flash on. So, some pics may be just enough to see. Sorry.

At first I went to the stones section. I was wondering whats so peculiar to have in a Museum, and there I see so much rare stones.
The crystals, and their details well explained. So many types and so I cant explain them. Have a look by yourselves.

Just Stones? No..
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There were automobile section where you see this cuties.


One ride, please?
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How do I get on the seat?

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In the telecommunications there was a big board quoting this
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"Do you now, italian was the first to use FAX before telephone was invented?"
Interesting. They had the display of the classics which got retired after the recent mobiles.

Colorful classics

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Even though we have so much advanced cell phones, these classics always have a special place in our heart. Isn't it?

The most fascinating area was the line where they had many inventions from Da Vinci. Those are wooden models created with the sketches and drawings Da Vinci had created and explained in his books and notes. It so amazing because, he has discussed almost everything on earth.
He has explained about the military weapons to air screw [which later lead to airplanes ideas], dredging ships, moving cranes, portable bridges which can be used in military, some high power ships used to destroy the enemy ships etc etc.

Air Screw and Bird Wings
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This 2nd tool as per Da Vinci, can be used to even make a person fly when pressed the handle with sufficient speed. He was studying the birds wings and came up with this.

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Military Ships

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They also had a section with the Musical Instruments. Very good collections they had. The speciality is, they have displayed how some of the instruments are actually made. So, was very much interesting to see a normal wood turning in to Violin or Guitar etc.

Keyboard for 19th century A.R.Rahman!!!

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Now, let's move to the next section...
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Some more pics from the first section.

Clock Tower

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Gandhi's watches
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Ding - Dong

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Da vinci section

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Just a Chair!

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Well known work of Da Vinci

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Another Ding-dong

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Cut section of the Ship

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Coming to the Rail Section.

This houses the classics of the early 1900's.

Let the pics talk themselves.

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Mjothi..is this from the last visit or is it that you have gone back..either way i am enjoying reading your travelogue and also seeing the pictures!
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Mjothi..is this from the last visit or is it that you have gone back..either way i am enjoying reading your travelogue and also seeing the pictures!
Ya, I came back last week here.

If this travelogue serves useful to few, it served its purpose.

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Saint Bartholomew - Skinned Alive.
Skinned alive is called flaying. Saint Batholomew was one of the 12 Apostles of Jesus.

He was flayed and then hanged. What you see wrapped around him on the statue is supposed to be his own skin.

Awesome Travelogue.
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Skinned alive is called flaying. Saint Batholomew was one of the 12 Apostles of Jesus.

He was flayed and then hanged. What you see wrapped around him on the statue is supposed to be his own skin.

Awesome Travelogue.
Thanks. And you are right.

After seeing this master piece of "unknown" artist, I was wondering how the works of Michelangelo, Da vinci would look like.

And partially it was fulfilled, when I went to the Castle in Milan. Had a look at his famous "The Rondanini Pieta'

Anyway, most of Michelangelo work is in and around Rome.Wish I get a chance to visit those
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Lucky guy!!! nice pictures. Thanks for sharing :-)
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Mjothi, awesome pictures man, I loved the museum pics, thanks for getting us a peep into the museum. lovely.
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Lucky guy!!! nice pictures. Thanks for sharing :-)
Ya Lucky Guy .

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Mjothi, awesome pictures man, I loved the museum pics, thanks for getting us a peep into the museum. lovely.
Thanks Hari. This is the one of the best museum I have visited. It is a must for kids. They have programs every weekends for kids and help them to learn all fields of sciences. Good initiative.

And I dont know what kind of man, Da Vinci was. He had immense knowledge in any field you can name. Great people.!
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hey mjothi, nice pics man. This sure brings back some memories. I was in Milan in 2006 for a few days on business.

Unfortunately the Duomo was closed for rennovation and I couldnt see much. Thanks for the detailed pics of the Duomo.

Did you visit the Ferrari store which is just around the corner from the church?

I went nuts with the no. of ferrari's and maserati's at every look and glance. Was staying at a hotel at Alexandria street and these car's used to zip down the road at night. Could hear them from quite a distance. What an experience it was. We used to plonk ourselves in the balcony with our drink and watch these beauties race by. Pure music !!!

welcome back and hope to meet you sometime.
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hey mjothi, nice pics man. This sure brings back some memories. I was in Milan in 2006 for a few days on business.

Unfortunately the Duomo was closed for rennovation and I couldnt see much. Thanks for the detailed pics of the Duomo.

Did you visit the Ferrari store which is just around the corner from the church?
No. i did not notice. There's always a next time. Will check it out during next visit.

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Before we enter into the Air/Water museum, enjoy some of the pics of the famous Submarine Enrico Toti - S-506

Enrico Toti - S-506

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This giant is been retired from navy and positioned here for people to have and feel the experience of how those 30 sailors in the ship spent their life. I could not visit due to time. And they had only Italiano guide available at that time :(

Anchor!

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And behind this section you have the Air raiders.

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What is this cat doing here? [Notice the FIAT ]
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Why Dog here!!!

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Solar Power!

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Would have appreciated a better photograph of the last supper at the entrance to Davinci's section!
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Would have appreciated a better photograph of the last supper at the entrance to Davinci's section!
Well, that was centuries old paintings.

May be my camera? Or may be because, less lights. You are allowed to take pictures ONLY if you are not using flash.
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