Vatican guards and their gloriously antiquated ceremonial uniforms. Vatican Museums. Photo by Paul Ronga.
The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Visitors are not allowed to photograph the Sistine Chapel. TBH we’d like to know how people manage to photograph the Vatican Museums without being troubled by herds of sheeple or the Museum guards.
The Disputation of the Sacrament, painted by Raphael in 1510.
The Vatican’s second prize for perfectly executed wall paintings is The Disputation of the Sacrament, which includes many true historical figures such as popes, cardinals and Dante. Unlike Michelangelo’s first prize winner, the Sistine Chapel ceiling, visitors are allowed to take photos of the paintings.
One of the Vatican Museum’s incredible corridors and the usual bumbling crowds.
The Vatican Museum’s Sistine Hall of the Vatican Library. Photo by Michal Osmenda.
Something a bit different tho’ plenty of pain/anguish/torment on display as usual, this is the Battle of the Greeks and the Amazons beautifully carved out of white marble onto the side of a sarcophagus. The Pio-Clementine Museum, one of the Musei Vaticani. Photo by Colin.
The view over the Vatican State from the top of St Peter’s Basilica, with Rome’s city centre on the far right and the Vatican Museums on the immediate left. The Castle of Sant Angelo is visible in the left centre by the Tiber river. Photo by David Iliff.