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A QUIET MORNING AT THE VATICAN

MADE FOR A PERFECT POST IN PICTURES

sunny 3 °C

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6:45 AM : Outside the Vatican walls.

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The Vatican Museum entrance.

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First view of the Vatican.

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Tapestry Gallery

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Resurrection of Christ at the tapestry gallery of the Vatican museums

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The Gallery of Maps. The Ceiling of this entire gallery is covered in absolutely marvellous works of art.

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Marble statutes

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A hastily and sneakily taken grainy picture of Michelangelo's ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. Photography is not permitted within the confines of the Sistine chapel and there are guards stationed all over who yell (quite loudly) if they see you whipping out a camera to take a picture of the famed ceiling.

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Seeing the exit of the Sistine Chapel when it was completely void of tourists!!!

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Entrance of St. Peters Basilica

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Inside St. Peters Basilica

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The Pieta by Michelangelo - a brilliant sculpture that is a representation of Mary holding Jesus's body once it was brought down from the cross post the crucification.

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The dome above the Pieta.

Vatican Square
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The famed Pontiffical Swiss Guards who have been guarding the Pope for more than five centuries.

Until next time,
CJ

Posted by Ceej 08:51 Archived in Vatican City

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