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Italy 2018 - Day 5, Rome b 
21st-Jul-2018 12:22 pm
Deborah - Portrait of Corage
After we had left the Cistine Chapel we walked across and into St Peter's. I have been to Rome before (more about that in another post) ... but I only have a couple of memories of the city. One is the sheer height of this building, the other is the statue of St Peter that has a damaged foot ... just where people go and kiss it.


Looking towards the Basilica
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The Swiss Guard - the private "police" of the Pope
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The Popes ... and please note as it is their dates of death listed, there are 2 alive today
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In AD 64 a Jew, named Peter, was crucified upsidedown and buried in this place.  As Jesus had promised, when He had changed Simon's name to Peter, that He would build his Church on the "Rock" of Peter's faith, this is why St Peter's is built here ... and all but for 100 years, the Popes have had this area as their focus.
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The statue I mentioned
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Michaelangelo's famous statue - Mary cradelling the dead Lord
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I love these rays of sunlight
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Comments 
21st-Jul-2018 03:18 pm (UTC)
So beautiful. I can't imagine seeing everything in person.
29th-Jul-2018 06:02 pm (UTC)
I really loved the whole week - so much to see, that it was hard to take everything in.

I do hope to get back to the city for a couple of days, soon-ish, to make sure the memories stick
21st-Jul-2018 03:27 pm (UTC)
Great pics.
29th-Jul-2018 06:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you

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