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Sunday, February 07, 2010

On the Street....Milan Doorway, Milan

Comments on "On the Street....Milan Doorway, Milan"


Blogger Stephen said ... (8:35 AM) : 

Love the tone. AND nice to see something a bit different.

Keep it up!


Blogger Miss California said ... (8:37 AM) : 

you should go near Colonne san lorenzo, there is an amazing door with a painting on it. <3


Blogger apparellel said ... (8:42 AM) : 

The architecture in Italy is awe inspiring. Beautiful photo!



Anonymous Carol said ... (8:44 AM) : 

Amazing great photo ;)


Blogger yankeegrl506 said ... (8:44 AM) : 

Wow. That is absolutely stunning. I didn't realize that things like this actually existed...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:47 AM) : 



Blogger Laura Trevey said ... (8:47 AM) : 

it's in the details!


Blogger . said ... (8:49 AM) : 

beautiful. why does dortmund not look like that?!


Anonymous Steph said ... (8:50 AM) : 

So there! Is this for all of those who say Milan is ugly? Seeing is believing indeed...


Blogger Siblings said ... (8:50 AM) : 

this is amazing!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:56 AM) : 

These places you photograph are really beautiful, and it is great to see something new. But they definitely don't capture the same way you are able to capture people.... you might look to architectural photographers for some inspiration.


Blogger Haley said ... (9:00 AM) : 

There is something so beautiful about the way your darkest darks are saturated in these architectural shots...I particularly love the Bagutta image.



Blogger said ... (9:02 AM) : 

Palazzo Litta. It was formerly owned by the State Railway Administration (you can read "Ferrovie dello Stato" on the marble plaques), now is used for art expositions and houses the offices of the Superintendence to Historical Archives.,_Milan


Anonymous NAUSICAA DELL'ORTO said ... (9:08 AM) : 

I'm not impressed just because this structure is right in front of my house, so I can see it every day...But I'm so happy that american people appreciate our culture!!
great pic!


Blogger Jeanne Henriques said ... (9:10 AM) : 

Breathtaking...I love the colour, the texture and the mystery of what is behind it. And the hearts....lovely.


Blogger tizzylish said ... (9:13 AM) : 

It is hard not to thake photos of the Italian doors. I went crazy when I was in Venice last Spring. Thanks for showing us something different but still beautiful.


Blogger Michael1style said ... (9:45 AM) : 

Oh my, to enter and exit a throughway such as this!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:45 AM) : 

That could almost be a painting. Wow. Amazing.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:46 AM) : 

Dear Scott,

I love how you want to make a statement...because Milan is my favorite city. Like I said before I have been there once, but from that moment on I believed in love at first sight.

I believe Milan and I will have a amazing future.

With lunches at places where you and Garance are and I might pop by sometime!

Have a nice day!


Blogger Bubbles said ... (9:53 AM) : 



Blogger kham said ... (9:54 AM) : 

Thank you so much for this series on showing the beauty of Milano- it only deepens my love for this blog! I'm an American student studying in Milano for the semester and while I'm having fun exploring the city on my own, it's such a gift to be able to see the city through more experienced (and talented) eyes. Thank you for helping me see the charm in my new hometown, I'm still adjusting to city life and appreciate your insight.


Blogger H said ... (9:57 AM) : 

This photograph is exquisite.


Anonymous Sarah Brown said ... (9:59 AM) : 

Wow, how I would love to have that as my front door...


Blogger Lauren said ... (9:59 AM) : 

this is why America will never come close to Europe as far as beauty.



Blogger Sofía Haltrup said ... (10:07 AM) : 

Oh! When I went to Wien, I saw somenthing like that, but with two women.


Blogger Callie Grayson said ... (10:11 AM) : 

stunning! Makes me miss my daily walks to school past all this beautiful architecture...... seems so long ago now.


Anonymous BuckleButtonZip said ... (10:28 AM) : 

You make me want to visit. Thanks for the beautiful photos.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:32 AM) : 



Blogger Unknown said ... (10:34 AM) : 

Its a great idea to include some architecture in your blog.Please keep it up!

Greets from Germany.


Blogger Unknown said ... (10:36 AM) : 

Gorgeous! I love this new direction! Now come back to NYC so I can see what I am missing on the streets!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:40 AM) : 



Anonymous Todd Willis said ... (10:44 AM) : 

Beautiful Architecture!

Bravo Milano!



Anonymous Nancy said ... (10:51 AM) : 

I love that the two beautiful gentlemen are supporting the beautiful terrace.


Blogger Darcy said ... (10:54 AM) : 

Classic "24". Always ruining the symmetry of society. Curse you Kiefer Sutherland!!

Also, great door!


Anonymous Elin said ... (10:58 AM) : 


have you got pictures from London? I love london and the london-style


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:03 AM) : 

GORGEOUS..if it can only talk to tell us its stories


Blogger Aimee said ... (11:07 AM) : 

I can't stop looking at this. I can't imagine what it would be like to be actually standing in front of it. Awe inspiring I bet.

In Class, En Vogue


Blogger Bell said ... (11:13 AM) : 

Now are you PR from Milano?


Anonymous The Protagonist said ... (11:16 AM) : 

When I get rich, I will build my home like this!!!!

Check us out at:


Blogger muranogirl said ... (11:18 AM) : 

Really beautiful. Keep 'em coming!


Blogger FASHION SNAG said ... (11:32 AM) : 

Wow, love the door! It looks amazing. Great photo. xo


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:34 AM) : 

Palazzo Litta, owned by the Italian Railways, the hated Ferrovie dello Stato, for being late and disfunctional, not too bad no?


Blogger Aurore said ... (11:37 AM) : 

Love the color !



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:39 AM) : 

I must go to Milan! All your photos from there are amazing!


Blogger eesa said ... (11:44 AM) : 



Blogger Jenn said ... (11:44 AM) : 

i love the framing of the door


Blogger J. said ... (11:48 AM) : 

When ever I travel I take photographs of doorways. I'm happy you apparently do to :)


Blogger WebMaster said ... (11:55 AM) : 

I love when you guys go to Milan !!! Amazing pictures!!! Now I wan to know - when are you coming to Santiago Chile????Ka


Anonymous NastaziaQ said ... (11:56 AM) : 

Such an artistic photograph..Scott it's trully beautiful!

Love NastaziaQ


Blogger Beverly. said ... (12:00 PM) : 

I love the strength incorporated into it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:07 PM) : 

I would love to see more of these types of pictures. It's nice to see not only the clothes, but the buildings of these beautiful cities that house the well dressed too. Please keep it up!


Blogger JAJOGRI said ... (12:16 PM) : 

so rich and so Milan. love it. nothing like Milan.


Blogger lintmag said ... (12:19 PM) : 

Gorgeous entrance! If you haven't been to the big cemetary, you should go and see the amazing statues there, some by very famous artists.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:23 PM) : 

Wait until you visit Torino and see the palazzo Carignano! And Isa sells Dortmund area 'short.' Day trips to see schloss Benrath or schloss Augustusburg, masterpieces of the Barock, stunning!


Anonymous Yen said ... (12:30 PM) : 

those statues are very sartorialist in a way!


Anonymous sioux said ... (12:48 PM) : 

on behalf of a D.O.C. milanese girl, I would like to thank you for the attention you have brought to my city. Milano has a discreet charm, often enclosed inside not accessible courtyards. It's an industrial city but also an historical city with beautiful examples of architecture, I adore above all the Liberty style houses of the early 1900, and above all Milano is still a city on a human scale, not too chaotic.


Blogger Olivia said ... (12:52 PM) : 

so beautiful!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:53 PM) : 

Very nice photo, but i go to this blog for beutiful photos of people dressed beutifully....


Blogger Unknown said ... (1:05 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:12 PM) : 

That is so amazing. The balcony keeps it from being too imposing. I wish I could get up close and check out the joinery.


Blogger LE CALZATURE said ... (1:17 PM) : 



Blogger Niamh Roisin said ... (1:18 PM) : 

There are some amazing caryatids in northern Italy - but these are very beautiful and quite different to ones I have seen before - the carving of the drapery is very fine - gorgeous!!! A fashion designer always recognises a beautiful use of fabric! Even rendered in stone!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:20 PM) : 

Be careful guy' in Milan is not so easy and comfortable.
Too expensive, too pollution, too much not an heaven on earth!


Blogger Charles said ... (1:24 PM) : 

So much character. Scott, I wouldn't complain to see more of your landscape shots.


Anonymous Kyle Diorio said ... (1:30 PM) : 

oh that is so beautiful. i thought i was missing Italy yesterday, until I saw this photo today.


Blogger Belle de Ville said ... (1:41 PM) : 

I am loving your architectural photos!


Blogger The Spicers said ... (1:41 PM) : 



Blogger MarieAnn said ... (1:41 PM) : 

Aah, I love it. If opportunity arises I'll definitely go to Italy one day!


Blogger MarieAnn said ... (1:41 PM) : 

Aah, I love it. If opportunity arises I'll definitely go to Italy one day!


Blogger Unknown said ... (1:43 PM) : 

It´s not surprising that Milano citizen´s were always so well dressed!. They´re accustomed to each lovely corner of their city.
SIMPLY they´re matching.... !
It´s a pleasure. thank you for this views.


Blogger said ... (2:05 PM) : 

Milan is a splendid secret... I love how mysterious closed doors are... if the doors are this beautiful, what is behind them?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:14 PM) : 



Blogger Kirsten Leah said ... (2:22 PM) : 

Is that a doorway to a house? It's amazing either way. Thanks for posting the beautiful pictures of Milan.



Blogger Lemon for breakfast said ... (3:07 PM) : 

really nice door!!


Blogger Life Abroad said ... (3:09 PM) : 

There is something so tragic and beautiful about older run-down buildings that are clearly magnificently crafted. I found that throughout South America too. Buenos Aires has architecture like Paris, yet is so run-down that it is heartbreakingly beautiful.

I like the diversity in your work. It's nice to not only see the people, but the settings where they live.


Blogger RJ said ... (3:09 PM) : 

The Sartorialist + ARCHITECTURE. I love it.


Blogger SallyO said ... (3:28 PM) : 

I like the little tiny door-within-the-door on the right side. Maybe it's for little tiny people.


Blogger Anastasia said ... (3:42 PM) : 

stunning!!!European architecture and details - SO beautiful!


Blogger thwany said ... (3:57 PM) : 

i wonder what people stood on that balcony 50 years ago


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:18 PM) : 

thats what i miss about europe. the architecture here in the states is so blah. i can't wait to move back....its driving me nuts


Blogger nyc/caribbean ragazza said ... (4:21 PM) : 

I love the doors here. So interesting and beautiful.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:47 PM) : 

beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! there is something so comforting in the symmetry.


Blogger deb said ... (4:54 PM) : 

i remember a few years back when you posted a photo of a gentlemen in a red coat in this location.


Anonymous Cecylia said ... (5:36 PM) : 

Nice!! i love ancient structures


Blogger C A said ... (6:07 PM) : 

What a beautiful picture! Sometimes I find The Sartorialist not-the-same-anymore compared to a few years ago, but when you post pictures like this it totally makes the difference, congratulations!


Blogger iliketweet said ... (6:31 PM) : 

That is astoundingly beautiful. You need a lady dressed in red in front of it to complete the picture!


Anonymous hk said ... (6:43 PM) : 

this doorway makes me happy


Blogger Kate said ... (6:55 PM) : 

When I came back from my trip last year (to Rome, Malta, Turkey, Egypt, and Spain) I was amazed by how many photos of doors I had. I wonder what causes us to love them so much? The visualization of possibility?


Anonymous Karim said ... (7:27 PM) : 

Why has it been left to rot though? Ill never understand, if i owned that building the entrance would look like new, its a testament to it beauty its worth a photo despite decades of neglect...


Blogger bern said ... (8:35 PM) : 

architecture that truly stands the test of time


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:57 PM) : 

Visit the Ambrosiana museum. So gorgeous. In the middle of Milan.


Anonymous edinamonsoon said ... (9:26 PM) : 

What a lovely and exquisite photograph. Great color, tone and texture. The door is wonderful, but I'm especially entranced by the two male sculptural figures --- caryatids maybe?


Blogger JaNielle Studer said ... (9:49 PM) : 

a beautiful reminder of history


Anonymous Andrea said ... (10:07 PM) : 

Those are the caryatids, columns carved in female form. The Greek term karyatides literally means "maidens of Karyai", an ancient town of Peloponnese. I saw a very beautiful house once, just like this in a city called Sibiu in Romania. Lovely art. Thank you for the daily pictures. Food for my soul.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:18 AM) : 

hi scott. thanks for this! as an architect, i'd love to see more of these shots. don't hold back!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:29 AM) : 

I like its shoes


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:43 AM) : 

My one regret when in Italy was that I did not get to Milan. There were 2 places I wanted to see, 1 was the Romeo Gigli store and 2 was 9 Corso Como. Back in the mid 90's my boss from Scanlan and Theodore had bought me a perfume from there which was gorgeous.

I am so jealous of all your travelling!!!!


Blogger Vinda Sonata said ... (12:50 AM) : 

how beautiful and historical! i love the "ancient" feel of the overall architecture, and the details are simply stunning! thanks for those pretty pictures, scott. your blog's such an inspiration!

fashion atelier.


Blogger Joy Mars said ... (1:20 AM) : 

Like a proscenium arch. The theatre of life. I wish we were still so poetic.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:49 AM) : 

hmm. ridiculously fabulous!
It doesn't look real. rather, it looks like a movie set. a 3D art piece.
I can literally stare at this all day and figure out a million different reason why it is what it is. haha.

Thanks for the post.

Love, Paku


Blogger Steph said ... (2:20 AM) : 

Wow, Milan is beautiful -- what a stunning architectural facade that building has! The statues in the columns were sculpted with such amazing and precise details; just look at the muscles on their chests, their hair, and all of the 'billowing' fabric wrapped around them. And, what exquisite shades of colors it has... hues that only time and the elements could give it. I have never seen anything so beautiful in person, but then, I have never been to Italy.


Anonymous diego said ... (4:12 AM) : 

Italian "BAROCCO" Style


Blogger do you like my tight sweater said ... (4:16 AM) : 

don't you wanna come to Budapest? :) you're welcome anytime.


Anonymous Joanna Roman said ... (5:20 AM) : 

This doors are amazingly stylish & elegant and simply BEAUTIFUL

however... Mr. Schuman I do really think, you should not put this photo once again with a date 07.02.2010(do you want to pretend that it is first time on your blog???).

You already put it approx. 3 years ago...

Do not underestimate the power of GREAT MEMORY! (I do remember all You have put here, and I am going to keep watching...) LoL


Blogger ام الحفيز said ... (6:20 AM) : 

if this is the door what you think what is behind it


Anonymous laseralice said ... (6:27 AM) : 

to be more precise, these are Telamons. Very nice picture, I also suggest you to see via degli Omenoni, palazzo Leoni (other nice Telamons..)


Blogger Maria Ana said ... (6:40 AM) : 

I took a picture just like this one:)


Blogger Heart Charlie said ... (8:50 AM) : 

This photo is stunning, the balance in the architecture, the color saturation, and natural aging in general is stunning!


Blogger DENNI said ... (10:36 AM) : 




Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:51 AM) : 

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Blogger Ola said ... (11:28 AM) : 

I'd love to live in such a building!:)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:31 AM) : 

It's beautiful and OK w/me if you post photos of the places you go to, as some of us may never have the chance to go ourselves.


Anonymous Raven Kershwin said ... (11:59 AM) : 

A door! Amazing! I love it!


Anonymous Edgar C said ... (12:23 PM) : 

i would probably succumb to sublime madness if I was surrounded by this much beauty on a daily basis


Blogger mimi sioux said ... (2:01 PM) : 

that's my house!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:25 PM) : 

Sorry to be a pain but this photo was previously posted in March 2007.


Blogger Ivan McK said ... (3:26 AM) : 

Wow!!! Incredible old world style.



Blogger The Sartorialist said ... (8:20 AM) : 

For Anon 5;25

Yes, your right and it fits in with the Milan dicussion that we had this weekend.

Do you have a problem with that?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:24 AM) : 

OMG, i took a pic of the same doorway in 2005!! only difference, the door was open. and today, i see it on your blog. what are the chances! just goes to is universal.
--Pradipta Ghosh, India.


Blogger Unknown said ... (6:00 PM) : 

Exceptional tones in this image, really spot on, evocative. Your symmetrical take on the subject works...fits with the feel of much Italian architecture. Here is a door I found interesting in Sicily:


Anonymous Allie said ... (1:26 AM) : 

Oh my god, this makes me miss Europe so damn much. Why do I live in America again?


Blogger Deeparabesque said ... (5:39 PM) : 

I was born in Milan....not living in it for 2 years...I miss it very much!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:30 AM) : 

So much history!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:38 AM) : 

you should check out the Door in le marais on the west side of rue vielle de temple... it has Medusa's face on it... talk about warding off intruders


Blogger Ms. Banks said ... (10:25 AM) : 

what sheer beauty...


Blogger Leah F. R. said ... (11:48 AM) : 

I love that the sun damage and wear makes it all the more beautiful.


Anonymous I.A. said ... (10:21 PM) : 

That's beautiful. I wonder what the whole building looks like...


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