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Adventures of Rah: Rome and the Vatican

Part 4: The Pope Travels in Style

When we were walking around the Vatican museums, we had absolutely no clue as to where we were going or what we were seeing most of the time. 205 more words

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Vatican City

The final day of sightseeing on my trip to Rome and my first thought on arriving at The Vatican was the sheer size of it. We descended on the enormous St Peter’s Square to find masses of tourists queuing the perimeter of the square. 316 more words


Rome - a city built for giants!

It seems to me that any building built for importance, respect or sanctity in Rome was built for giants. I mean, everything was built to such size and grandeur. 741 more words


To the Popemobile!

A che ora parte la prossima gita? (When’s the next tour?)

“We’re all fighting growing old/We’re all fighting growing old/In the hopes of a few minutes more/To get get on St. 643 more words


Adventures of Rah: Rome and the Vatican

Part 1: Statues around the Vatican

When we first entered the Vatican museums (which was quicker than we’d thought, the queue really wasn’t as long as everyone made it out to be), we decided to go the opposite way to the rest of the crowds with their tour guides and audio tours, and entered a very quiet gallery filled with statues. 120 more words

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Three Thousand Years in Nine Days - Day Five

For Day Five I made an online reservation at the Vatican Museums, a great way to avoid the long lineups. Better to spend 4 euros than wait hours in line. 328 more words

Rome 2014

Vatican has a Vishnu temple

This colorful 18th century Vishnu temple reportedly folds and unfolds revealing many stories of Vishnu and is made of wood, mirror, paper, pigments and glass paste. 466 more words