Saturday, October 28, 2006

More St. Peter's Basilica


Miscellaneous pics; side altars and statuary, and at the bottom:

Michaelangelo's Pieta. I blurred it badly. The statue is now behind glass and elevated above the crowds. To get a shot of it, you have to hold the camera above your head, and you run the risk of flash glare off the glass. I guess a blurry photo is better than none at all.

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9 comments:

Carmi said...

I've always found pictures like this fascinating. I have no religious connection to any of them, yet I am drawn in by the ornateness, the richness, the stories they tell. Even though I do not worship them as hundreds of millions do, I am inspired by the fact that they are so meaningful to so many.

I don't think I'm explaining myself very well this morning. Too little sleep :) But the bottom line is I'm so glad you've taken it on yourself to post these all to your blog. They're wonderfully unique views of a place I've always wanted to visit.

Sonia said...

Just beautiful pictures, Judy!

Sue said...

I am in awe of the beauty of these pictures. Thanks so much for sharing..

moon said...

Not being religious myself, I still am put in awe of the beauty bestowed in the art and workmanship of it all. I can't help but think, while u are there, u wonder if you memory card will be enough...u are afraid to no miss anything...get it on film...there is just so much beauty ...and history.
Thank you so much for sharing....I hope one day I can travel to europe and feast my own eyes on some of this myself.

sage said...

the Pieta was at the '64 New York World Fair--of course, I didn't see it, but wrote about it recently in a post about a book my grandparents had gotten when they visited the fair.

panthergirl said...

I have loved looking at your photos!!! I've been watching "The Bachelor: Rome" and absolutely dying to go there. Thanks for sharing!!

Here via michele today!

dena said...

Love your photos...so beautiful. Very inspiring to look at.

Anonymous said...

Judy, my picture of the pieta looks exactly like yours! :)

Shephard said...

Judy, I blurred a couple photos on our Venice/Florence trip, and also kept them. Blurred or no, they still hold the memories.
I love the second statue photo.
~S