The Vatican

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Vatican City is filled with priceless treasures, amassed over the centuries thanks to the contributions of millions of poverty-stricken believers. Naturally we had to examine these artifacts at first hand. The journey to the Sistine Chapel was particulary memorable, as the Vatican Museum's architects cunningly lead you through dozens of unrelated rooms before you finally reach the grand prize.
Castel Sant'Angelo Ponte Sant'Angelo The Basilica of St. Peter
Castel Sant'AngeloPonte Sant'AngeloThe Basilica of St. Peter
Piazza San Pietro Horse-drawn carriage Statue before the Basilica of St. Peter
Piazza San PietroHorse-drawn carriageStatue before the Basilica of St. Peter
Swiss guard Baldacchino, a canopy over St. Peter's tomb, by Bernini Inside St. Peter's. You can actually SEE the holiness!
Swiss guardBaldacchino, a canopy over St. Peter's tomb, by BerniniInside St. Peter's. You can actually SEE the holiness!
Mural Mural Map painting
MuralMuralMap painting
"The Creation of Adam" by Michelangelo, on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel Vase
"The Creation of Adam" by Michelangelo, on the ceiling of the Sistine ChapelVase
A painting of Paradise Pine cone sculpture at the Cortile della Pigna View of Rome
A painting of ParadisePine cone sculpture at the Cortile della PignaView of Rome
Aviv and a friend Animal sculptures
Aviv and a friendAnimal sculptures
Mosaic The Death Star at Cortile della Pigna
MosaicThe Death Star at Cortile della Pigna
Double-helix staircase at the Vatican Museum
Double-helix staircase at the Vatican Museum

 

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