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Roman Holiday – Inside The Vatican Museums

The Vatican Museums, located inside Vatican City, contain some of the greatest sculptures and classical art in the world. I was utterly amazed at the vibrance  and detail in the paintings and sculpture, considering their age.

Below are a few images that are my personal favourites, but they in no way do justice to seeing the “real thing”


12 responses

  1. How marvelous, these paintings and sculptures are spectacular ! I have read somewhere that museums do retouching on the paintings to conserve their colours. I really love this series on the Vatican Jim !

    August 29, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    • Many thanks Jocelyne. I’d love to go back again.

      August 31, 2012 at 10:14 am

  2. Great shots, particularly like the 2nd on Jim

    August 23, 2012 at 6:23 am

    • Thanks Ian. I do like the 2nd shot also. It suggests that the chariot has just arrived through the open window

      August 31, 2012 at 10:11 am

  3. colorful and beautiful 🙂

    August 15, 2012 at 8:15 am

    • Thanks Joshi.

      August 15, 2012 at 4:10 pm

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