Have you ever seen the Galleria eagles?
Not real eagles of course, but eight sculptures in decorative concrete strategically positioned just below the dome, in order to hide a not entirely successful building detail. With their imposing spread wings, the eagles separate the mosaic lunettes representing the allegories of four continents (Europe, Africa, Asia, and America), emphasizing the international role of Milan.
Although it is difficult to perceive it from below, these lunettes are of considerable size: 15 meters wide by 7 meters high. Specialized operators, suspended with harnesses up above, recently carried out an acrobatic restoration.