Sunday, February 7, 2010

On the Street….Milan Doorway, Milan


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  1. Stephen

    February 7, 2010 at 8:35 am

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

    Keep it up!

  2. Miss California

    February 7, 2010 at 8:37 am

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

  3. apparellel

    February 7, 2010 at 8:42 am

    The architecture in Italy is awe inspiring. Beautiful photo!


  4. Carol

    February 7, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Amazing great photo ;)

  5. yankeegrl506

    February 7, 2010 at 8:44 am

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

  6. Anonymous

    February 7, 2010 at 8:47 am


  7. Laura Trevey

    February 7, 2010 at 8:47 am

    it's in the details!

  8. Isa

    February 7, 2010 at 8:49 am

    beautiful. why does dortmund not look like that?!

  9. Steph

    February 7, 2010 at 8:50 am

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

  10. Siblings

    February 7, 2010 at 8:50 am

    this is amazing!

  11. Anonymous

    February 7, 2010 at 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.

  12. Haley

    February 7, 2010 at 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.


  13. archivarius2

    February 7, 2010 at 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


    February 7, 2010 at 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!

  15. Jeanne

    February 7, 2010 at 9:10 am

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

  16. tizzylish

    February 7, 2010 at 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.

  17. Michael1style

    February 7, 2010 at 9:45 am

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

  18. lefistnoir

    February 7, 2010 at 9:45 am

    That could almost be a painting. Wow. Amazing.

  19. Anonymous

    February 7, 2010 at 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!

  20. Bubbles

    February 7, 2010 at 9:53 am


  21. kham

    February 7, 2010 at 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.

  22. H

    February 7, 2010 at 9:57 am

    This photograph is exquisite.

  23. Sarah Brown

    February 7, 2010 at 9:59 am

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

  24. Lauren

    February 7, 2010 at 9:59 am

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


  25. Haltrup

    February 7, 2010 at 10:07 am

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

  26. Callie Grayson

    February 7, 2010 at 10:11 am

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

  27. BuckleButtonZip

    February 7, 2010 at 10:28 am

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

  28. guesswhatijustshotabear

    February 7, 2010 at 10:32 am


  29. Alexej

    February 7, 2010 at 10:34 am

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

    Greets from Germany.

  30. The Zhush

    February 7, 2010 at 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!

  31. corvedacosta

    February 7, 2010 at 10:40 am


  32. Todd Willis

    February 7, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Beautiful Architecture!

    Bravo Milano!


  33. Nancy

    February 7, 2010 at 10:51 am

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

  34. Darcy

    February 7, 2010 at 10:54 am

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

    Also, great door!

  35. Elin

    February 7, 2010 at 10:58 am


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

  36. DinaBN99

    February 7, 2010 at 11:03 am

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

  37. Aimee

    February 7, 2010 at 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

  38. Bell

    February 7, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Now are you PR from Milano?

  39. The Protagonist

    February 7, 2010 at 11:16 am

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

    Check us out at:

  40. muranogirl

    February 7, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Really beautiful. Keep 'em coming!

  41. Jacqueline

    February 7, 2010 at 11:32 am

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

  42. Anonymous

    February 7, 2010 at 11:34 am

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

  43. Aurore

    February 7, 2010 at 11:37 am

  44. Anonymous

    February 7, 2010 at 11:39 am

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

  45. Isabelle

    February 7, 2010 at 11:44 am


  46. Jenn

    February 7, 2010 at 11:44 am

    i love the framing of the door

  47. J.

    February 7, 2010 at 11:48 am

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

  48. WebMaster

    February 7, 2010 at 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

  49. NastaziaQ

    February 7, 2010 at 11:56 am

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

    Love NastaziaQ

  50. Beverly Bohan

    February 7, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    I love the strength incorporated into it.

  51. Anonymous

    February 7, 2010 at 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!

  52. zpetals

    February 7, 2010 at 12:10 pm



    February 7, 2010 at 12:16 pm

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

  54. lintmag

    February 7, 2010 at 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.

  55. Anonymous

    February 7, 2010 at 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!

  56. Yen

    February 7, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    those statues are very sartorialist in a way!

  57. sioux

    February 7, 2010 at 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.

  58. livagostino

    February 7, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    so beautiful!!

  59. Anonymous

    February 7, 2010 at 12:53 pm

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

  60. Life with Kaishon

    February 7, 2010 at 1:05 pm


  61. Anonymous

    February 7, 2010 at 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.

  62. Fabio LE CALZATURE

    February 7, 2010 at 1:17 pm


  63. Niamh Roisin

    February 7, 2010 at 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!

  64. Anonymous

    February 7, 2010 at 1:20 pm

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

    [email protected]

  65. Charles

    February 7, 2010 at 1:24 pm

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

  66. Kyle Diorio

    February 7, 2010 at 1:30 pm

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

  67. Iheartfashion

    February 7, 2010 at 1:41 pm


  68. MarieAnn

    February 7, 2010 at 1:41 pm

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

  69. MarieAnn

    February 7, 2010 at 1:41 pm

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

  70. nuriab

    February 7, 2010 at 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.


    February 7, 2010 at 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?

  72. Anonymous

    February 7, 2010 at 2:14 pm


  73. Kirsten

    February 7, 2010 at 2:22 pm

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


  74. Lemon for breakfast

    February 7, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    really nice door!!

  75. Life Abroad

    February 7, 2010 at 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.

  76. RJ

    February 7, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    The Sartorialist + ARCHITECTURE. I love it.

  77. SallyO

    February 7, 2010 at 3:28 pm

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

  78. AnastasiaC

    February 7, 2010 at 3:42 pm

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

  79. thwany

    February 7, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    i wonder what people stood on that balcony 50 years ago

  80. Anonymous

    February 7, 2010 at 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

  81. nyc/caribbean ragazza

    February 7, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    I love the doors here. So interesting and beautiful.

  82. Anonymous

    February 7, 2010 at 4:47 pm

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

  83. debgo

    February 7, 2010 at 4:54 pm

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

  84. Cecylia

    February 7, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Nice!! i love ancient structures


    February 7, 2010 at 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!

  86. Clare

    February 7, 2010 at 6:31 pm

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

  87. hk

    February 7, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    this doorway makes me happy

  88. Kalee

    February 7, 2010 at 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?

  89. Karim

    February 7, 2010 at 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…

  90. bern

    February 7, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    architecture that truly stands the test of time

  91. Anonymous

    February 7, 2010 at 8:57 pm

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

  92. edinamonsoon

    February 7, 2010 at 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?

  93. JaNielle Studer

    February 7, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    a beautiful reminder of history

  94. Andrea

    February 7, 2010 at 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.

  95. Anonymous

    February 7, 2010 at 11:36 pm


  96. Anonymous

    February 8, 2010 at 12:18 am

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

  97. Anonymous

    February 8, 2010 at 12:29 am

    I like its shoes

  98. Jenny Kozlow

    February 8, 2010 at 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!!!!

  99. Vinda Sonata

    February 8, 2010 at 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.

  100. Joy Mars

    February 8, 2010 at 1:20 am

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

  101. little miss Golden Flower

    February 8, 2010 at 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

  102. Steph

    February 8, 2010 at 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.

  103. diego

    February 8, 2010 at 4:12 am

    Italian "BAROCCO" Style

  104. do you like my tight sweater

    February 8, 2010 at 4:16 am

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

  105. Joanna Roman

    February 8, 2010 at 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

  106. ام الحفيز

    February 8, 2010 at 6:20 am

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

  107. laseralice

    February 8, 2010 at 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..)

  108. Maria Ana

    February 8, 2010 at 6:40 am

    I took a picture just like this one:)

  109. heart charlie

    February 8, 2010 at 8:50 am

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


    February 8, 2010 at 10:36 am



  111. Imz

    February 8, 2010 at 10:51 am

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


  112. Ola

    February 8, 2010 at 11:28 am

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

  113. Anonymous

    February 8, 2010 at 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.

  114. Raven Kershwin

    February 8, 2010 at 11:59 am

    A door! Amazing! I love it!

  115. Edgar C

    February 8, 2010 at 12:23 pm

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

  116. mimi sioux

    February 8, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    that's my house!!

  117. Anonymous

    February 8, 2010 at 5:25 pm

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

  118. Ivan McK

    February 9, 2010 at 3:26 am

    Wow!!! Incredible old world style.


  119. The Sartorialist

    February 9, 2010 at 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?

  120. Anonymous

    February 9, 2010 at 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 show…beauty is universal.
    –Pradipta Ghosh, India.

  121. Glen

    February 9, 2010 at 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:

  122. Allie

    February 10, 2010 at 1:26 am

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

  123. Luisa

    February 10, 2010 at 5:39 pm

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

  124. Le 21ème

    February 11, 2010 at 12:30 am

    So much history!


  125. Anonymous

    February 12, 2010 at 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

  126. brittney

    February 12, 2010 at 10:25 am

    what sheer beauty…

  127. Leah F. R.

    February 12, 2010 at 11:48 am

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

  128. I.A.

    February 14, 2010 at 10:21 pm

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

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