Rome Travel Blog› entry 24 of 41 › view all entries
April 11th, 2009 – by: JScott81
The museum is very large, much larger than I expected. I was also surprised to see art that was not religious inside the museum as well. I always thought that the museum was mainly Catholic art.
After spending an amazing amount of time int he museum, I then made it to Cappolla Sistina, or more commonly known as the Sistine Chapel. That was absolutely amazing. I was also a little surprised that the most famous image in the chapel, the Creation of Man, was not a big as I thought it was. It's in the exact middle of the vaulted celing, but it's almost hard to pick out from the rest of the paintings.
I had to take another secret photo of the celing, because they are extremely strict about pictures in the Sistine Chapel, which is to be expected, since it is such a delicate work of art, and the flashes that most people use can severely damage the paint and cause it to deteriorate at a much faster rate (though I'm smart enough to not use a flash on priceless works of art). In fact, I had to crouch down into the crowd to take the photo, so the guards wouldn't come up to me and tell me to delete the photos, which they did to a couple of girls who were right next to me. So, it's blurry and only of the middle of the celing, but I got the photo. :)
I went out to dinner with the girls again after that, and then we went out to go dancing. I think they liked having an American with them.. they said I'm exotic. That is definitely the first time I've ever heard that! I'm going to miss them when I leave.. they're really fun.
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