St. Peter's Basilica

Friday, August 28, 2009

If you visit the Vatican while in Rome, be prepared to do a lot of walking and standing on marble floors. “Why should I care?” you ask. Because by the end of the tour your feet, legs and maybe even your knees will be screaming at you. I know. And I'd give anything for a good foot massage right now. But it was worth it. The art collections, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and of course, the Basilica itself are awesome. Regardless of your religion, this masterpiece of architecture and art will blow you away. This shot is of the main altar at the very back of the church. The golden window above is not stained glass but solid alabaster. Beautiful, isn't it?

“St. Peter's Basilica” © Kathy Dunham 2009