Details…it’s all in them.
I’m intrigued by the secretive nature of this tiny country and it’s keepers; even though I’m not Catholic. We waited about an hour today to see St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel in Rome. Taking a couple hours to see the relics was an interesting journey through time.
I really was most taken by the mosaics and the artwork in the museum side.
The colors in the mosaics were still as vibrant as they might have been when they were created. From a distance, they look like paintings. Not until you get close up do you see the tiny pieces of glass that make the picture.
Nothing short of incredible!
I wasn’t able to take photos of the beautiful paintings in the Sistine Chapel, but you can see them online here:
Sistine Chapel Art By Michaelangelo
This art was first displayed to the public on Nov. 1, 1512. Yeah, 1512.
I don’t know where your spirituality lies, but I am Christian and took a few minutes to say a prayer for each of you, my friends, and your families while in the Sistine Chapel. May you and your families all be blessed with health and wonderful lives in the new year!
This was on the main altar in St. Peter’s…there was a LOT of gold in there…
It’s been nice while preparing for the Christmas celebration to see all sides of the holiday around Europe. Even though it’s celebrated in so many ways all over the world by so many cultures, the reason is always the same.
His love for us.
I’m hoping your week is going well! Have fun tonight! Not too many more left in 2014!
Much love to you and the fam! Talk with you tomorrow! XO