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Rome: the Vatican

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The last day in Rome was great for many reasons. First of all, no class, and second of all, we got to see some of the coolest stuff the Christian Church has to offer. This morning, we went on a tour of the Vatican Museum, seeing all of the great works of art. The Sistine Chapel was very nice, since the painting have been recently cleaned and restored, although it was a zoo of people. It was pretty cool, but the best part was in the afternoon (after a nice lunch with some pasta and gelato). We went to St. Peters, and it was amazing. First off, the size of the plaza outside is breathtaking. It was set up with thousands of chairs out front for the Pope’s address that morning. After waiting in a huge line to get in (Disneyland for Catholics), seeing the inside of the basilica was awesome, even with the throngs of people milling about. It was huge and beautifully ornamented. The pictures speak for themselves. Basically Michelangelo was a badass. And Bernini too. The Vatican was definitely memorable, and was a great way to end our tour of the ancient city of Rome. Or better yet, maybe even end it with a pub crawl tonight…

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nice light beams
nice light beams
cool guy
cool guy
this might be a reference point in…
this might be a reference point i…
inside the basilica
inside the basilica
St. Peters spuare
St. Peter's spuare
statue of Laocon
statue of Laocon
mummy of a pope. creepy.
mummy of a pope. creepy.
the Swiss Guard uniforms - Michela…
the Swiss Guard uniforms - Michel…
the golden candles under the altar…
the golden candles under the alta…
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