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Be amazed at what human beings have achieved. Some dedicate their lives to creating art – intricate gold and bronze details adorn every inch of the ceiling at the St Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City. 37 more words


Doing the Vatican Rag

So apparently I am not the first person to take this kind of shot.


A Photo Gallery of Saint Peter's Square

Saint Peter’s Square (Italiano:  Piazza San Pietro) is one of the most visited squares in all of Europe.  Pope Alexander VII wanted to redesign the square and directed Gian Lorenzo Bernini in the late 17th century (1656 to 167) to implement his plan.1  The new design was created so that as many people as possible could see the Pope give his blessing.2  The square has two massive four column deep arches that represent the embrace of the “the maternal arms of Mother Church.”3… 340 more words


Castel Sant' Angelo

My goal in this post is to cover some of the main attractions in and around Castel Sant’Angelo.  The castle is a very large complex with several towers, rooms, and monuments that will not all be covered below.   1,413 more words


Europe Adventure - Pt 4: Rome and Vatican City

Once again our port was not the city we intended to visit, though the walk back from the train station (this time lead by someone who knew where she was going) was quite lovely. 860 more words


Pelt the Pell with Polemics

Wow … I thought I had seen a lot. This stunned me. 



VATICAN CITY (RNS) One of the most powerful men in the Vatican, charged with cleaning up corruption and fostering financial reform, has outraged survivors of sex abuse by clergy by likening the church to a trucking company that refuses to take responsibility for a driver who molested women. 509 more words