Deborah (debris4spike) wrote,

Italy 2018 - Day 5 - Rome a

The only thing we had to pay extra for on our trip was the visit to the Cistine Chapel.  Soewhere I had wanted to visit, so  paid for the extra.  We had a guide, and although we were not allowed to take pictures in the Chapel itself, we did walk through a section of the museum.  The Pope's over the years have certainly collected a lot of artifacts.

The reason we couldn't take pictutes is actually secular, not religious.  Some years ago Fugi paid to have the paintings cleaned, and they now have copywrite on the images for 25 (I think) years)

The Chapel itself is stunning, and is used as the personal place of prayer for the Pope.  Our guide, before we entered, explained the layout of the paintings, and in doing so made me realise how the whole story flowed ... stunning

Just before the Chapel were other frescos painted at the same time as the Chapel
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The hall of maps - this is the original 15th century image of Italy
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 .... the ceiling in the map gallery
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A tapestry done at the same time - Jesus Christ rising from the tomb, and scaring away the soldiers
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A child's sarcphagus from the 2nd century  ... I just love the dog scrating behind an ear
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In the gardens
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The modern entrance
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Tags: camera, christian, holiday 2018, italy

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