When I saw this week’s photo challenge, I immediately thought of the wonderful architecture and artwork within Vatican City.
The most recognisable landmark is the magnificent Dome of St. Peter’s Basilica, the tallest dome in the world, being 136.57 metres (448.1 ft) high
The inside of the dome is even more exquisite, and was painted by non other than the great Michelangelo.
Inside the museum, the intricate artwork is astounding.
Here’s part of the 120 ft long Gallery of Maps, which is made up of forty intricately painted panels, and a really spectacular vaulted ceiling. As you can see, it was rather crowded in there
St. Peter’s Square has a great view of the intricate sculptures which decorate the outside of the Vatican. (If you click, you’ll get a clearer view)
Inside are some really breathtakingly intricate marble sculptures.It really boggles my mind to imagine all the work and man hours which must have gone into creating every piece of artwork which I saw there.
This intricately decorated staircase at the main altar, leads down to St. Peter’s Crypt, where the bones of this saint are said to be interred.
My photos are just a small taste of what you can see in this vast and amazing place.You really need to visit and see it for yourself.
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