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Roman Holiday – Inside The Vatican

Continuing on the theme “Roman Holiday”; we went into the Vatican during our visit to Rome. Here are a few images.

The first image is Michelangelo’s La Pieta, which is the only sculpture that he ever signed. It depicts the body of Christ in  Mary’s lap after the crucifixion.

The second image is the Main Dome inside the Vatican. Michelangelo designed the dome in 1547 and it was completed in 1590 by Giacomo della Porta and Fontana.

The third image, the Cathedra Petri or ” the Throne of St Peter” is surrounded by an enormous statue of bronze produced by Bernini.

More information can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Peter’s_Basilica

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11 responses

  1. Jim…it’s fun to look at your beautiful images with all the media coverage in Rome right now. It brings back wonderful memories. Your photos are just stunning. I always enjoy browsing through your blog!

    March 11, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    • Thanks Judy. I have just added a few more images to my web page. I hope you like them

      March 14, 2013 at 9:39 am

  2. I remember standing in wonder in front of La Pieta. It was very moving, indeed.

    September 2, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    • It is an incredible sculpture. You cannot help but be moved by it. Many thanks for visiting Marianne.

      September 6, 2012 at 4:31 pm

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