Milan is one of the leading destinations in Europe and the world, and many people visit the city every year. Most of them end up seeing the same places over and over again. Since our idea with Fotostrasse was always to bring excellent people to fantastic places, we decided to come up with this list of unusual places to visit in Milan.
Marx and Engels Forum is a small public park in the heart of Berlin. Named after two of the most famous and influential German philosophers, Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx, authors of The Communist Manifesto. The park was opened to the public in 1986. The statues found there used to have quite a significant location with the Palast der Republik, the German Democratic Republic’s parliament, on its back.
There is one particular sculpture that caught my attention when I visited the Duomo di Milano for the first time. The piece is called St Bartholomew Flayed, and it was created by Marco d’Agrate back in 1562. And that skinless statue is so unusual that I had to research it and write this article with everything I know now about it.
When you cross the Piazza Affari in Milan, you will need to stop and take a picture of a huge middle finger statue in front of the Palazzo Mezzanotte. This provocative art piece is the work of Maurizio Cattelan. It receives the name of L.O.V.E., but the Italians decided to call it Il Dito.
Not that many people know that the northernmost location of an Egyptian Sphinx is actually in Russia. Making the Sphinx of Saint Petersburg, probably, the only place in the world where you can see a three thousand old sphinx covered in snow. But we were in Saint Petersburg in May with Timetravels and it was too hot for snow. But the sight of these sphinxes was so weird that made us research everything we could about them.