Friday, July 25, 2008

Vivi appassionatamente

Here we are at the Trevi Fountain, part of Romes earliest Aqueducts. The next Pictures are at the Vatican. This was one of the highlights of the trip. The Vatican is beautiful, it is filled with magnificent works of art and incredible history, we enjoyed every minute. The next picture is of St. Peter's square with St. Peter's Basilica in the background, this Cathedral was beautiful. It is incredibly large and completely filled with art. One of the most famous pieces of art in the Cathedral is Michelangelo's Pieta, sculpted when he was only 24. The tomb of St. Peter is next. The design was amazing, I loved it, it was extremely humbling to think you could be near the body of an apostle of Christ. The last picture is of the Sistine chapel, which I hesitate to put on here because you aren't suppose to take pictures of this influential ceiling but when we walked in everyone else was taking pictures and we figured it was alright, only to hear later a security guard yelling at a fellow transgressor, but by then we had already taken the picture ( no flash, at least ) and since we had I have to share it with you. It was an out of body experience looking at the famous paintings, very moving.

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