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Italy 2018 - Day 5 - Rome a 
21st-Jul-2018 12:06 pm
Closer to God
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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21st-Jul-2018 04:29 pm (UTC)
Wow! What a trip and experience!
29th-Jul-2018 05:06 pm (UTC)
I really loved the whole week - so much to see, that it was hard to take everything in.
22nd-Jul-2018 10:49 am (UTC)
It blows my mind thinking about all the hours' work that has gone into these places! The dogs are cool. The baby's head is a bit freakish though!
29th-Jul-2018 05:08 pm (UTC)
I really loved the whole week - so much to see, that it was hard to take everything in.

So much work, but it is good that it is being preserved.

Apparently the Romans believed that the child would be an adult in the afterlife, so they made the head of an adult, of who they would turn into ... but yes, looks creepy
22nd-Jul-2018 05:28 pm (UTC)
Wow! You are really lucky you got to see all that. Good for you!

29th-Jul-2018 05:59 pm (UTC)
I really loved the whole week - so much to see, that it was hard to take everything in. Roll on the next holiday!!

Edited at 2018-07-29 03:00 pm (UTC)
24th-Jul-2018 01:15 am (UTC)
Thanks for these and the other Rome pics, they bring back memories from a wonderful school trip from LONG ago!
29th-Jul-2018 06:01 pm (UTC)
As I have just said in a post, I had been before, but have no memory of the trip.

I really loved the whole week - so much to see, that it was hard to take everything in.
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