Further to my recent post WHEN IN ROME… 5 Days of Roman Food I’ll now ask you to accompany me on a visit to the Vatican, the world’s smallest independent state, home to the Pope (although when I called on him, he was away in South America, unfortunately). Please upvote your favourite picture 🙂
#1 Stanza di Eliodoro
Ceiling of the Stanza di Eliodoro. I love the perspective in this. All of this is painted on the ceiling, even the part that looks like the ground!
#2 Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
Michelangelo's masterpiece, he painted the Sistine chapel ceiling in the early 1500s, and this work is considered a cornerstone of High Renaissance art.
#3 Spiral Staircase
#4 Saint Peter’s Square
The long queue is to enter St Peter's basiilica, which I didn't. I'd just spent hours in the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, having my mind blown, and didn't need any more 🙂
#5 Out the Museum Window
#6 Dome of St Peter’s
#7 Saint Peter’s Square, Vatican City (15 second video)
A 360 degree pirouette in the centre of the Vatican's most iconic public space. Whenever you see this place on telly it's thronged with thousands of people, but this chilly January day, there was plenty of space.
I love the perspective in this.as well
Marvelous! Old school masters were the best. 🙂
Here, Christian churches and monasteries are painted like this.