Sistine Chapel & the Vatican


Entrance from St Peter's Palazzo


Entrance hall

And another hall


Palazzo of the Pine Cone


A closer look

Another hallway


A hallway ceiling!


And another Each of these hallways is devoted to
one theme.  Maps, statues, etc.

And another


A view out of the window
of a hallway


A wall painting

And another


Still more


Another ceiling

A little blurry


Another painting


Another ceiling

And again


And another


A different ceiling

At LAST - the Michelangelo ceiling!
Took 4 years to paint
  You are not allowed to take pictures in this room
but I managed to "bootleg" a few
 


The end wall - took 7 years to paint -
The Last Judgment!


A closer look at the ceiling
Center is "The Creation!!!

And again


again


On the way out

Another hallway


Another


A look out of another window

Another hallway


Another ceiling!


And another

Again!


Another look out of a window


The rear of the Vatican

Crowd assembling for a view
of Pope Benedict


The second window from the right
on the top row is the Pope's library

Getting ready for the appearance


The crowd thickens


There is the Pope


A little closer
 

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